Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil, where he is to celebrate his first Mass outside Italy. Some 200,000 people gathered to see South America's first pontiff visit the country's most important Catholic shrine at Aparecida.
The beatification ceremony, held in the Algerian city of Oran, was the first of its kind in a Muslim nation. The Roman Catholic clergy were killed between 1994 and 1996 during the decade-long conflict.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to extend an invitation to Pope Francis. The head of the Roman Catholic Church had previously encouraged North and South Korea to resolve their differences through dialogue.
The Vatican and Beijing have announced a historic, provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in China. But critics say the deal weakens the Catholic Church's moral authority.
Pope Francis' visit to Ireland was already dominated by an abuse scandal, but the latest blow to the pontiff might prove fatal. Alexander Görlach believes that in its present form, the Catholic Church has no future.
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