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.
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.
Pope Francis has wrapped up his first ever trip to Africa by calling for reconciliation in the Central African Republic, which has been wracked for more than two years by violence between Christian and Muslims.
Pope Francis has appealed for warring factions in the Central African Republic to lay down their weapons. The country's sectarian conflict has killed thousands and displaced more than 1 million.
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