Did the International Criminal Court's indictment actually help Uhuru Kenyatta in his run for Kenya's presidency? François Picard's panel looks at an ICC badly weakened by the verdict from the ballot box there. Also, a look at the new Pope and the established order at the Vatican; and change in China with the president deploying his wife on the world stage.
Jorge Bergoglio, the new pope, is the first Jesuit to lead the Catholic Church. FRANCE 24 takes a look at a religious movement that has its roots in 16th century Paris – and still exists, discretely, in the French capital.
We take a look at the journalist who got it right in predicting the new pope. Also, criticisms emerge over his alleged collusion with the military dictatorship in Argentina in the 70's and 80's. Finally, some fun facts about Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has earned several firsts – he is the first Latin American pontiff and the first non-European pope in centuries. But the pioneering step most significant for church historians is his status as first Jesuit head of the Catholic Church.
Venezuela’s acting President Nicolas Maduro joked Wednesday that his late predecessor Hugo Chavez had a direct role in influencing the decision to name Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the Catholic Church’s first South American pope.