Today, many still associate Voodoo with the stuff of horror stories. But for the religion's followers in Haiti it's not about black magic and dark forces - and Easter even plays a special role.
There's so little scientific study into the facts of religious events that DW's Zulfikar Abbany says it feels like most scientists would rather not touch it - and those who do get shouted down.
A common faith can unite people. But that is exactly the danger: Whoever controls the interpretation of doctrine can foster peace or destroy it, says Jan D. Walter.
How Christian is Germany? Judging by a sharp decline in church attendance, not very. But a look at tax revenue, board memberships and land holdings suggest that its two biggest churches still have a wealth of influence.
The Pope has used his traditional Urbi et Orbi speech to call for peace in Jerusalem. It was the second time the pontiff has spoken about the issue since the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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