Many Germans hoped a German pope would bring an end to the schism between catholics and protestants that began here, centuries ago. But those hopes were dashed.
European nations have again been urged to help refugees and not erect more fences during a rare meeting between Pope Francis and the head of Germany's Protestant churches. The pair met like "brothers."
Germany's football team will play a match in Berlin on Saturday, the day of the Catholic Church's most important divine service. Nothing seems to be sacred anymore in the Christian West, writes DW's Felix Steiner.
Pope Francis opened the "Holy Door" in the walls of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, launching an extraordinary Catholic jubilee year. The theme of the Holy Year will be mercy.
In the Interview: Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Papal Household
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