Once an altar stood here, but now it’s a living room. Two years ago, the Kreyer family from the town of Langenberg in western Germany leased a former church building and converted it to a home.
Catholics from around the world will be looking to the Vatican as the first Synod under Pope Francis gets underway. Some of the Catholic Church's most contentious issues relating to marriage and family will be discussed.
DW visited five familes in Gaza to ask them what treasured possession they had managed to save from the destruction and rubble of the war and what they expect in terms of help from the international community.
Pope Francis has launched a two-week meeting at the Vatican to debate current Catholic teachings on family and sexual issues. Divisions within the Church could prevent any far-reaching reforms.
Germany has some of the least effective protection for whistleblowers in the G20, new research has revealed. Despite good intentions in the coalition contract, the Merkel government remains apathetic.
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