Russian paper, Pope Francis and Eritrean priest among Nobel Peace nominees

February 2, 2015 4:50 PM

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Russian paper, Pope Francis and Eritrean priest among Nobel Peace nominees

OSLO (Reuters) - A Russian newspaper critical of President Vladimir Putin is among the nominations for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Edward Snowden, Pope Francis and a priest helping African migrants.

Although the committee has marked the last four 10-year anniversaries of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima by honoring the fight against nuclear proliferation, there was little speculation among Nobel watchers that the trend would continue.

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