The pope prepares to head to Aparecida, a pilgrimage site in Brazil today where he'll hold mass for over 200,000 people.
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have struggled to bring rampant crime under control. While the wealthy can adjust their daily lives to cope with the violence, residents of the city's favelas are trapped.
Argentina's Senate faces a historic vote to legalize abortion. Its youth have been especially vocal about it, with many young women and girls especially defying Catholic values in Pope Francis's home country.
Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson has been charged with covering up sex abuse by another priest during the 1970s. He maintains his innocence and has refused to resign from his role as archbishop in South Australia.
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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