Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
Pope Francis announced plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony on June 28. The elevation of the five clergymen came as a surprise announcement.
Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God and money is a very timely one.
Large crowds gathered to experience the Way of the Cross procession at the historic landmark. The procession took place this year under exceptionally high security.
Faced with a Good Friday dancing ban, protesters in Germany are calling for more separation between church and state. Religious leaders, however, aren't being swayed on the "Tanzverbot."
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