DW’s religious affairs correspondent John Berwick shares his insight on the power behind Pope Francis’ gestures. Authenticity, rather than any intended political message, lie at their core, he argues.
Expectations are high that Pope Francis will use his visit to Africa to address a number of reform issues in the African Catholic church. DW spoke to Asonzeh Ukah, an African religious affairs scholar.
As Catholic bishops conclude a synod on marriage and family, DW's John Berwick says we need to reset our priorities. He maintains that a society that puts economic growth above family values has lost its soul.
Cuba is about to change: in Havana, DW's John Berwick found a mood of expectancy, but also a sense of foreboding. Cubans are skeptical of the US, its drive toward cultural hegemony, and the brute force of the dollar.
Pope Francis is embarking on his first visit to Africa. In the three countries on his itinerary, he is expected to address the challenge of harmonizing relations between Christians and Muslims.
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