Pope Francis condemned "unprecedented violence" by Islamist militants, saying at a Good Friday service that followers of religions who carried out acts of fundamentalism or terrorism were profaning God's name.
Pope Francis gifted Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "angel of peace" during Erdogan's visit to Vatican. Protesters clashed with police in Rome as the two leaders discussed Jerusalem and other Middle Eastern issues.
Pope Francis is set to visit Chile and Peru on his sixth trip to Latin America. In both countries, the Catholic Church is mired in scandals, and the political situation isn't much better. Dario Menor reports from Rome.
The pontiff touched on "the globalization of indifference" before he left to return to Rome. The Mass marked a positive end to a six-day trip to Latin America that saw controversy over clergy abuse.
Pope Francis married a couple of flight attendants on the papal plane as he flew over Chile. The couple had been wed in a civil ceremony but couldn't marry in their parish church because of the country's 2010 earthquake.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version