Pope Francis has set his priorities as head of the Catholic Church to paper. It enshrines his view that the Church must renew itself.
The Vatican has renewed its clergy sexual abuse panel amid criticism over how Pope Francis is handling a scandal in Chile. A key Chilean victim has talked to a Vatican investigator in an hours-long meeting in New York.
The Vatican has been negotiating with Beijing for years and now seems prepared to make huge concessions. If the Catholic Church wants to grow, it cannot survive without China, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Five years ago, Benedict XVI resigned as head of the Catholic Church. By doing so, he launched a new era for the Vatican. And he taught us how to face old age with dignity, DW's Christoph Strack writes.
Pope Francis gifted Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "angel of peace" during Erdogan's visit to Vatican. Protesters clashed with police in Rome as the two leaders discussed Jerusalem and other Middle Eastern issues.
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