Bishop Tebartz Van Elst has been under huge pressure over revelations that his new residence came with a price tag of more than 30-million euros. Today he was called into the Vatican for an audience with the Pope.
The pontiff has expressed his dislike of the line "lead us not into temptation." He told Italian TV that "it is Satan," not God, who leads people towards temptation.
During his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope is pushing for "the wealth of our differences" to be part of the conversations between religions. Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
The Catholic pontiff used the word Rohingya when addressing refugees in Dhaka, who crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh. He had been urged not to use the word during his earlier stay in Myanmar.
During most of his five-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, Pope Francis avoided using the name "Rohingya." Sticking to this middle ground would have been a smart decision, says DW's Rodion Ebbighausen.
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