"I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I'm not joking." — Cuban President Raul Castro after visiting with Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working on easing Cuban-U.S. relations.
"I am seriously worried with the fact that most women tend to hate and abandon children they deliver from rape. Now, the problem is that these children could go to the streets unattended to, they then lack access to food, health care and education. The result is that they could indeed inherit their fathers' (ideology) somehow." — Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, Nigeria, on women and girls kidnapped and raped by the militant group Boko Haram.
"If you want to know what, 'Duty, Honor, Country' look like, just read a little bit about Benjamin O. Davis Jr., and your jaw will drop because he is the epitome of what we want at a time when we didn't know what 'right' looked like. So it's our chance to acknowledge one of our greatest graduates." — Col. Ty Seidule of West Point, where a new cadet barracks is being constructed and named in honor of the military academy's only black cadet in 1932 and retired as a three-star general in 1970.