The latest allegations against Bishop of Limburg Franz Peter Tebartz-Van Elst suggest he knew his new residence would cost at least 20 million euros. Now, he has traveled to the Vatican to meet with church officials.
The former employee of the Limburg diocese has been on the authorities’ radar for weeks after suspicions were raised about the man's interest in child pornography.
The ex-head of a Vatican-run hospital was convicted of funneling a fortune to a local cardinal in a case that highlighted waste and lack of transparency at the Holy See. Pope Francis has sought to clean up the church.
Sometimes a picture says 1,000 words. Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump do not just have a difference of opinion; they have diametrically opposed views of the world, writes DW's Christoph Strack.
A Catholic priest in the Philippines sought to bring a little levity to his Mass by briefly using a hoverboard during Christmas mass. But church officials in the conservative Asian country were not amused.
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