250,000 pilgrims packed St. Peter’s Square to hear Pope Francis give his first Easter service. He made a plea for peace in Syria and called on the two Koreas to reconcile, and called for an end to greed and selfishness.
Wim Wenders is deeply impressed by the Pope. With his documentary, Pope Francis: A Man of his Word, which now hits German theaters, he wants to show that the Catholic Church leader can change the world.
In an unprecedented move, all 34 bishops from Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis over a cover-up of sexual abuse of children. Previously, the pope summoned the bishops' conference to Vatican.
Christened 'Jorge' when he was born in Argentina, Pope Francis is celebrating his Saint's Day not with a dragon but a gelato. He is sharing the ice cream with 3,000 of Rome's poor and homeless.
Pope Francis has presided over the Via Crucis procession at Rome's Colosseum under tight security. He told the crowd he felt shame because future generations would inherit a world "fractured by divisions and wars."
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