As the Vatican prepares for the Conclave to elect the new pope, we ask German Cardinal Walter Kasper about necessary reforms in the Catholic Church - including the role of women - overcoming scandals and the legacy of Reformation.
The pope has addressed a global inter-Church conference in Geneva, and called on all denominations to work together. He's keen to close the gap between the 1.3 billion-strong Catholic faithful and other Christians.
Romero was an outspoken advocate for the poor, shot dead at the start of El Salvador's civil war in 1980. At the same sanctification ceremony, German nun Maria Katharina Kasper and Pope Paul VI are also to be canonized.
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.
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.
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