Catholics around the world eagerly anticipated the release of Pope Francis' guidelines on love, the "Amoris Laetitia." Will the pope's modernizing influence lead to a loosening of the church's treatment of homosexuals and divorcees?
Christened 'Jorge' when he was born in Argentina, Pope Francis is celebrating his Saint's Day not with a dragon but a gelato. He is sharing the ice cream with 3,000 of Rome's poor and homeless.
Pope Francis says he mishandled a sex abuse scandal in Chile and summoned the country's bishops. To ask their forgiveness, he also invited victims whom he had once discredited to visit Rome.
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.
The pope's statement came from inside a Roman prison during an annual pre-Easter ritual. Francis has taken the toughest stance against capital punishment of any pope in the history of the church.
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