Pope Francis has condemned drug dealers as "merchants of death" while opposing drug legalization. One million people are expected to attend an open-air mass on the Copacabana as the pope continues his visit to Brazil.
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 brutal murder of Marielle Franco has triggered protests nationwide and calls for justice. The tragic event has highlighted Brazil's crime problem and the vicious cycle of violence that exists in the favelas.
Speaking in front of thousands of indigenous people Pope Francis decried the reckless destruction of rainforests by mining. Later, with Peru's president and other leaders, he warned of another scourge: corruption.
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