The world's oldest election is about to kick off. From Tuesday, cardinals will begin voting for a new pope. Here's more on how the conclave works.
The Pope has said he will elevate 14 Roman Catholic churchmen to the position of cardinal. He made the surprise announcement in front of pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square.
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.
Catholic bishops have apologized for failing the victims of sexual abuse after a weeklong leadership conclave. Chilean prosecutors are investigating hundreds of child sex abuse cases involving members of the church.
Much admired, but also criticized, Pope Francis has been in office for five years now. He has already formed a legacy as a "pope of the people" — and has changed the church, says Christoph Strack.
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