In the name of his Jubilee of mercy, Pope Francis has called upon world leaders to make “courageous gestures of concern” for prisoners, migrants, and the unemployed.
NCR Today: The Vatican officially announced that Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February 2016.
A new Vatican document affirms religious brothers, saying that men -- and women -- who are not ordained as priests still exercise a daily priesthood by the fact of their baptism.
Vatican -- The cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Vatican will focus their next meeting in February on the possible decentralization of church structures.
Archbishop Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic church, called Dec. 10 for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the Islamic State group.
An extraordinary illuminated projection of images of the natural world onto St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 8 drew thousands of awed spectators to the Vatican but not everyone was happy.
NCR Today: Two violent Central Africa Republic factions signed a secret non-aggression pact in advance of Pope Francis' Nov. 29-30 trip to the country to ensure his safety.
Any efforts at renewal of the Catholic church that do not place God's mercy at the center of their work are "useless" and make Catholics "slaves" to the church's institutions, said Pope Francis.