Eco Catholic: The two world leaders have near-polar-opposite viewpoints on a number of issues. Francis' and Trump's past words offer insight on what a climate conversation might entail.
Analysis: Papal visits with heads of state are carefully arranged bits of political and religious theater, following a specific and routine schedule, with little room for deviation.
Rome: Francis names new cardinals from Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador, including an auxiliary bishop who worked with slain Archbishop Oscar Romero.
The commission established to study the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly voted to recognize as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981.
God is right by the side of each person on Earth, seeing each individual's pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said May 17.
Four former U.S. ambassadors told NCR that they expect Francis to take advantage of the opportunity in the upcoming meeting. They said they hope Trump does the same.
Peruvian Archbishop Salvador Pineiro Garcia-Calderon of Ayacucho said May 16 that Pope Francis is considering dedicating a meeting of the Synod of Bishops to the concerns of the indigenous people of the Amazon region.
News outlets are reporting: Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
The Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are exploring together the significance of the menorah.
NCR Today: As President Trump deals with the FBI scandal, I have new suggestions for the pope in advance of his meeting with the troubled U.S. president.