ROME: Francis again diversifies the College of Cardinals, choosing 17 new cardinals from 11 countries. He also chose Chicago and Indianapolis' archbishops.
The Vatican's almoner follows Francis' directive to leave the office, go to the streets and find people to help directly.
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met twice this week in Rome for symbol-laden encounters.
Next worldwide Synod of Bishops will focus on how the Catholic church can help accompany young people in discerning God’s calling for their lives.
Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl says the document reflects the tradition of the Roman Catholic church and the consensus opinion of its highest-ranking prelates.
Jesuits gathered in Rome were invited to draw on "the audacity of the improbable" during a Mass to open their general congregation.
Concerning sexuality, the pope said "you must take things as they come" and give time to accompany and discern individually with the various situations people are facing.
Flying back to Rome after a visiting Georgia and Azerbaijan, the pope said he does not speak of electoral campaigns but that people should study and pray before voting.
The pope praises Azerbaijani interreligious cooperation during a low-key trip that included Mass with some of the country’s estimated 570 Catholics.
NCR Today: Pope Francis strongly criticized modern attitudes towards marriage during a series of lengthy off-the-cuff remarks to Catholics in this country Saturday afternoon.