Two 21st century icons have come face to face in the Vatican in Rome. US President Barack Obama has held a historic meeting with Pope Francis. It was the first between the two leaders.
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.
Much admired, but also criticized, Pope Francis has been in office for five years now. He has already formed a legacy as a "pope of the people" — and has changed the church, says Christoph Strack.
Pope Francis has officially declared a feast day for celebrating the Virgin Mary as the "Mother of the Church." It is the latest feast day Francis has instituted to honor women in the church.
The former chief of the Vatican's bank and his 94-year-old lawyer allegedly scraped profits from property sales. Pope Francis has been cracking down on financial impropriety.
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