Bishop Ulrich Neymeyer turns off the lights of Erfurt Cathedral when protesters gather to demonstrate against refugees. He talks to Deutsche Welle about the way Germany is dealing with the recent influx of refugees.
Pope Francis has warned against 'particular and nationalist agendas' threatening Europe and called for solidarity, teamwork and shared sacrifice. He said Europe should be a continent of peacemakers.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with Pope Francis for the first time since becoming head of state. Among the issues discussed were refugees and the electoral success of the far-right AfD.
Two inmates from the coastal city of Napoli have escaped after having lunch with the pope in the historic city of Bologna. Pope Francis has long advocated for prisoners' rehabilitation into society.
Bavaria's CSU was the most right-wing party in parliament until the populist AfD's recent electoral upset. Bavaria's Deggendorf saw the highest results for the AfD outside of eastern Germany. DW went to find out why.
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