At the meeting, 38 delegates from 10 countries said they seek to establish an international "network of networks" to develop strategies on church reform.
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M., and named Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City to succeed him.
Sheehan, who has headed the Santa Fe archdiocese since 1993, turned 75 last year, the age at which bishops are required under canon law to submit their resignations to the pope.
A San Francisco native, Wester, 64, has headed the Salt Lake City diocese, which encompasses the entire state of Utah, since 2007.
Bishops who are named to head archdioceses immediately assume the title of archbishop.
Vietnamese Msgr. Pietro Nguyen Van Tai will be remembered as a successful communicator who spent all life serving the church in Asia for decades.
Tai died of abdomen cancer Tuesday at age 67 in a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. His funeral Mass was scheduled for Friday at the Assumption Cathedral of his native Vinh Long diocese.
He was considered the cornerstone or one of the pillars of Radio Veritas Asia, the 45-year-old continental short-wave radio station owned and operated by the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference in Manila, Philippines.
Young Voices: The arguments about the death penalty feel exhausted. Nevertheless, the conversation is very much alive.
Eco Catholic: While the encyclical has fanned optimistic flames for environmentalists in and outside the church, it hasn't raised temperatures evenly for all.
A Vatican official said he hoped the canonization would provide better recognition of the Catholic contribution to U.S. history.
Essay: No other nation imprisons its people as we do. Yet, going into jail to listen and help is an act of mercy and love.
Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
The continued pursuit of a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."
Young Voices: Mercy, joy and the poor church? Look closer. The trademark pillars of Francis' papacy are fruits borne of a deeper principle.