Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
The Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church have announced that Pope Francis would meet Moscow Patriarch Kirill for the first time. The two religious leaders are set to discuss the persecution of Christians.
Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Annette Schavan, still sees religion as a peacemaker, despite wars and terrorism. In an interview with DW, she calls for more interfaith dialogue and respect between all religions.
The Argentine pontiff has described the relationship between Jews and Christians as an "unbreakable bond." He also condemned the use of violence in the name of religion amid a series of Islamist attacks across the globe.
Christians suffer severe persecution in Iran, particularly those who've converted from Islam. While the West is cheering about the recent nuclear deal, it doesn't look like it will improve human rights.
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