Quotes of the week
If the Pope continues to talk as he does, sooner or later I will start praying again and return to the Catholic church, and I am not kidding. I was really impressed by his wisdom and modesty."
Raul Castro, Cuban leader, on meeting Pope Francis.
"As potentially the first African-American First Lady, I was the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others. Was I too loud or too emasculating? Or was I too soft? Too much of a mom and not enough of a career woman? Then there was the first time I was on a magazine cover. It was a cartoon drawing of me with a huge Afro and a machine gun. Now, yeah it was satire. But if I'm really being honest, it knocked me back a bit. It made me wonder: 'Just how are people seeing me?'"