Pope Francis met the parents of an American teenager who died in suspicious circumstances just after he arrived in Rome to start a foreign study program.
The Sisters of Mercy, the largest order of women religious in the United States, are being asked to come to Rome for further conversation following the apostolic visitation.
Vatican City - Vatican prosecutors want four of five defendants accused of leaking documents convicted, jail time for three.
Rome -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's memoirs, The Last Conversations, are due to be published Sept. 9.
Analysis: The pope may have exposed church tensions over how to engage the gay community -- tensions that have intensified after the Orlando mass shooting at a gay nightclub.
Pope Francis led pilgrims in praying for the victims of a terrorist attack June 28 at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport in Turkey.
A ceremony June 28 featuring a rare joint appearance by Pope Francis and his predecessor seemed aimed at tamping down speculation about the unusual circumstance of having two living popes.
A traditionalist group of Catholic bishops and priests that has been separated from the wider church for decades appears to have abandoned efforts to reunite with Rome, releasing a statement Wednesday that claims Pope Francis is encouraging the spreading of errors in church teaching.
The Society of St. Pius X, founded by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1970 mainly in opposition to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, says now it "does not primarily seek a canonical recognition" from the Vatican for its continuing activities.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx also told NCR that Pope Francis' Vatican reforms depend on "a new relationship between lay people and clerics, that is clear."