The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis performed an exorcism after serving mass on Sunday. Video shows the pontiff placing his hands on a young man who then appears to convulse and slump into his wheelchair.
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.
Wim Wenders is deeply impressed by the Pope. With his documentary, Pope Francis: A Man of his Word, which now hits German theaters, he wants to show that the Catholic Church leader can change the world.
Chilean police have arrested a prominent Catholic priest who is accused of raping seven children. Oscar Munoz Toledo is one of dozens of priests to be implicated in a sex abuse scandal engulfing the country's church.
Speaking in Ostia, a suburb of Rome, Francis urged residents to stop the silence that has terrorized the community. The town is home to the infamous Spada crime family.
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