Many Germans hoped a German pope would bring an end to the schism between catholics and protestants that began here, centuries ago. But those hopes were dashed.
The German Protestant church's top jurist says Germany should remove blasphemy from its penal code. The post-attack edition of Paris' Charlie Hebdo magazine has reached 7 million despite Muslim protest worldwide.
DR Congo's Senate has amended a controversial bill which unleashed deadly protests and triggered concern that President Kabila would prolong his stay in office.
Western envoys in Kinshasa have urged the Senate of the Democratic Republic of Congo to rethink electoral law changes after three days of deadly protest. Rights groups put the toll at 42 killed; the government says 12.
Christianity is alive and well - the Catholic Church isn’t. It still has a lot to learn, argues Life Links' Caroline. Baptized Catholic, the 22-year-old now calls an apostolic-charismatic church her home.
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