Pope Francis awarded prestigious German European unity prize

Pope Francis meets Vatican employees for the annual Christmas greetings in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. A flu-stricken Francis referred repeatedly to a series of scandals that have been convulsing the Vatican in recent months during his annual Christmas greeting to the Vatican administration, showing he was keenly aware of the impact they were having in the broader Catholic world. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis has been named as the winner of the International Charlemagne Prize, awarded annually by the German city of Aachen for contributions to European unity.  Pope Francis awarded prestigious German European unity prize