Several cardinals are apparently furious about plans for a new McDonald's restaurant in the shadow of St. Peter's Basilica; they've reportedly asked the pope to step in.
NCR Today: Jesuit Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator describes Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa, the new global leader of the Jesuit order, as warm, affectionate, and a creative thinker.
When Pope Francis visits Sweden Oct. 31 for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it will herald fresh debates on Western Christianity's greatest rift.
Editorial: With his new cardinal appointments, Francis is walking past some of the old established sees, and going to the peripheries of the church.
Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.")
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Three U.S. prelates who will be elevated to the office of cardinal next month each said they were "humbled" by the appointment and asked for prayers.
ROME: Francis again diversifies the College of Cardinals, choosing 17 new cardinals from 11 countries. He also chose Chicago and Indianapolis' archbishops.
The Vatican's almoner follows Francis' directive to leave the office, go to the streets and find people to help directly.
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met twice this week in Rome for symbol-laden encounters.