Pope Francis has called on Catholic communities to open their doors to refugees in this Holy Year of Mercy. Many parishes and monasteries are complying, but not all are able to do so.
Wim Wenders is deeply impressed by the Pope. With his documentary, Pope Francis: A Man of his Word, which now hits German theaters, he wants to show that the Catholic Church leader can change the world.
Christened 'Jorge' when he was born in Argentina, Pope Francis is celebrating his Saint's Day not with a dragon but a gelato. He is sharing the ice cream with 3,000 of Rome's poor and homeless.
In an unprecedented move, all 34 bishops from Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis over a cover-up of sexual abuse of children. Previously, the pope summoned the bishops' conference to Vatican.
He has made it his mission to tear down walls. After five years in office, Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, has become a theological and political pop star. DW looks back on his papacy so far.
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