The Vatican coffers are far from empty, says Cardinal Pell, the pope's financial czar. He's found 'hundreds of millions of euros' squirreled away.
Just Catholic: As too many people have noticed, even though Pope Francis talks a good game, he has done nothing for the women of the church.
Update: Pope Francis met with the attorney general of the Dominican Republic to discuss the sexual abuse case of the former papal nuncio.
Francis said the church must be bold in recognizing and changing "the structures that give us a false sense of protection and that condition the dynamism of charity."
The Francis Chronicles: "I never count anything as lost. Never. Never close the door. It's difficult, you could say almost impossible, but the door is always open."
Using a newly simplified rite, Pope Francis proclaimed six new saints and praised them for the love and self-giving with which they served God and built up his kingdom by serving the poor and needy.
Creating the two Indian and four Italian saints Sunday, the feast of Christ the King, the pope said, "They responded with extraordinary creativity to the commandment of love of God and neighbor," dedicating themselves, "without holding back, to serving the least and assisting the destitute, sick, elderly and pilgrims."
A Roman Observer: If reports on the reform scheme are correct, the pope has decided that several councils established after Vatican II will be merged into major congregations.
The appointment fills what had been an unusually long vacancy among the Vatican's highest offices and elevates Sarah to the most senior African prelate in the church's governance.
NCR Today: Pope Francis is moving ahead with plans to reform the Curia, meeting Monday with the heads of each of the Vatican's various departments to discuss pending changes.
NCR Today: The canonization rite reformed by Pope Paul VI but set aside by Pope Benedict XVI has been returned by Pope Francis for the canonization of six saints Sunday.