The latest allegations against Bishop of Limburg Franz Peter Tebartz-Van Elst suggest he knew his new residence would cost at least 20 million euros. Now, he has traveled to the Vatican to meet with church officials.
Facing growing outrage over the Catholic Church's cover-up of child sex abuse, the pope vowed action during his trip to Ireland. Abuse survivors weren't buying it, with one telling DW the pope's response was "toothless."
The former employee of the Limburg diocese has been on the authorities’ radar for weeks after suspicions were raised about the man's interest in child pornography.
Sometimes a picture says 1,000 words. Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump do not just have a difference of opinion; they have diametrically opposed views of the world, writes DW's Christoph Strack.
The ex-head of a Vatican-run hospital was convicted of funneling a fortune to a local cardinal in a case that highlighted waste and lack of transparency at the Holy See. Pope Francis has sought to clean up the church.
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