The Vatican has suspended Limburg Bishop Tebartz van Elst. Overspending one his official residence has provoked a crisis of trust in the church in Germany
The pope has insisted any public criticism of the plight of the Rohingya during his Myanmar trip would have backfired. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been forced from their homes, accused of being interlopers.
Pope Francis has so far failed to mention the Rohingya on his week-long trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. At the Rohingya refugee camps Cox's Bazar, those familiar with the pontiff are hoping he will address their plight.
During his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope is pushing for "the wealth of our differences" to be part of the conversations between religions. Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
The pope's recent Asia trip highlighted his approach to resolving conflict through dialogue. Avoiding confrontation has been a policy staple, and though it hasn't satisfied everyone, it has yielded remarkable results.
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