Ex-Pope Benedict XVI
Tens of thousands of people line the streets as Pope Benedict XVI begins his four-day trip to Portugal.
A raging wildfire destroys dozens of homes and prompts the evacuation of more than 400 people from Portugal's Madeira island as flames spread near the island's capital, Funchal. Regional President Miguel Albuquerque says one person had suffered serious burns and scores of others had needed treatment for the effects of smoke. Flights have also been disrupted at Madeira Airport due to smoke.
Voters in Portugal go to the polls for the Portuguese legislative election after months of a caretaker government and financial problems that led to a request for an international bailout - the opposition Social Democrats led by Pedro Passos Coelho won.
The Vatican claims recent comments by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of condoms by male sex workers to reduce HIV infection do not mean the contraceptive devices can be used to fight against pregnancy in females.
Pope Benedict XVI, accompanied by tens of thousands of pilgrims, visits the famous Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary in Fatima, as part of his four-day visit to Portugal, and recalls the assassination attempt on his predecessor there.