The German bishop under fire for overspending the budget on his new residence by tens of millions of euros is set to meet Vatican officials.
He has made it his mission to tear down walls. After five years in office, Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, has become a theological and political pop star. DW looks back on his papacy so far.
Much admired, but also criticized, Pope Francis has been in office for five years now. He has already formed a legacy as a "pope of the people" — and has changed the church, says Christoph Strack.
Cardinal Lehmann, who held the highest representative post of the Catholic Church in Germany for 21 years, has died. He has been described as a "bridge-builder" between the religions.
Pope Francis has attributed new miracles to Archbishop Oscar Romero and Paul VI, paving the way for their sainthood. Paul VI oversaw major reforms to the Catholic Church, while Romero was an advocate for human rights.
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