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.
Francis says he could leave his job as pope after about three more years. The bombshell came in an interview with Mexico's Televisa broadcast Friday, the second anniversary of his election as pope.
Hundreds of people have protested against the ordination of a Catholic bishop in the Chilean city of Osorno. They've accused him of covering up a priest's sexual abuse of children.
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.
Massive assets valued at 3.35 billion euros have been itemized publicly for the first time by Germany's largest Catholic archdiocese. Calls for transparency followed recent overspending near Frankfurt.