Pope Francis orders contemplative women religious communities globally to implement changes in 12 areas and resubmit constitutions to Vatican for approval.
Pope Francis' visit to Poland July 27-31 will inevitably call attention to the contrast between his liberal social policies and those of the Polish church.
Pope Francis said he looks forward to his upcoming visit to Poland for World Youth Day and that his visit will be inspired by mercy during this Jubilee Year.
Experts say Pope Francis' upcoming Poland visit may afford an opportunity to pay tribute to Pope John Paul II, while challenging Polish leaders to consider Francis' own views on immigration.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis says he does not like to fire people. But it looks like he could be running out of patience with Cardinal Robert Sarah.
Remembering the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France, Pope Francis prayed that God give comfort to grieving families and foil future plans to harm others.
Faith and Justice: Although the court's final decision was at least half right, the VatiLeaks case was a terrible mistake from the very beginning.
Polish Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, head of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, died Wednesday at the age of 67.
Daniels, former spokesperson for the president of the U.S. bishops' conference, was among 16 new members appointed to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications.
Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi issued a statement July 11 indicating Pope Francis met with Cardinal Robert Sarah July 9 to indicate no liturgical directives will begin in Advent.