Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan. Capovilla was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.
Francesca Chaouqui, who denied to a Vatican court that she leaked documents about financial reform had admitted to sending the documents when she was first interrogated, a Vatican policeman said.
NCR Today: What can we expect from the commission on female deacons? Two NCR writers provide two different and valuable perspectives on the issue.
Sr. Carmen Sammut said that in many places of the world Catholic sisters are "already doing quite a bit of what a deacon should be doing"
After five years of tension and silence, Pope Francis and the grand imam of one of the most important Sunni Muslim universities in the world embraced at the Vatican.
Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary's message secret.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis has condemned employers who exploit their workers by offering only temporary contracts or not providing health insurance.
Grace on the Margins: Francis' theological imagination makes it impossible for women to achieve equal decision-making power and sacramental authority in this church. And it's time we faced it.
Preview: Pope Francis' papacy will long be remembered for is his emphasis on the boundless nature of God's mercy.