The president of the Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Clemens Fuest, is "disappointed" by the economic aspects of the Pope’s new encyclical "Fratelli tuttti". In an interview, he explains what he finds lacking in the Pope’s letter.

The Catholic Church is looking for ways to better reach people and regain trust. One should orient oneself on Pope Francis, said ZdK President Gluck at the discussion forum in Magdeburg.

Faced with strong reactions to the report of abuse in the Irish diocese of Cloyne, the Vatican summoned its nuncio Giuseppe Leanza to Rome for consultations. The diplomat was to help prepare an "official response from the Holy See to the Irish government," Vatican spokesman Ciro Benedettini said.

Who bears the responsibility?

After what is probably the worst refugee disaster in the Mediterranean to date, calls are being made for consequences to be drawn. In a joint word, the two major churches in Germany called the dying a "humanitarian scandal".