Vatican: Pope Francis creates his commission to study the possibility of female deacons in the Catholic church, appointing an equal number of male and female experts to the group.
Aboard the Papal Plane: Francis said he would address the sexual abuse allegations against the high-ranking Vatican official after the Australian justice investigation concludes.
Krakow, Poland --Pope Francis asks young people to show the world a new way, telling more than a million pilgrim to proclaim hope "with a smile and open arms."
World Youth Day: Pope Francis said at a Saturday vigil that our unsettled times require young people to "set out on new and uncharted paths."
Eco Catholic: Today's Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.
Krakow, Poland -- Francis tells Poland's clergy that the challenge of the Gospel is that it remains unfinished: Jesus wants us to "take concrete care" of his wounds by serving our brothers and sisters.
Oswiecim, Poland -- Pope Francis silently begged God for mercy on humanity's behalf in a symbol-laden visit to the World War II concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau Friday.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said recent comments by Cardinal Raymond Burke on Islam's desire to govern the world are unhelpful in the aftermath of a spate of terror attacks.
Pell, an Australian who is third in the Vatican hierarchy, has strenuously rejected the latest claims that he sexually abused children many years ago as a priest.
NCR Today: Francis has declared several times that the world is "at war," most often in response to some tragedy.