Several electors say there is an increased probability the new superior general of the order will be of African or Asian descent.
As the Society of Jesus prepares to elect a new superior general, its South Asia unit hopes for a leader to help address the challenges from Pope Francis.
Hagatna, Guam -- Catholic archdiocese fears new law will bankrupt the local church beset by abuse scandal involving long-serving archbishop.
Making a Difference: "Negotiations could be successful if there is goodwill," says Bishop Shomali -- but the U.S. needs to stop blocking the way.
Poland's bishops conference has condemned a Polish Catholic group's support for a gay rights campaign; the group is pressing on to ensure an understanding atmosphere in Poland.
Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said.
Cardinal Peter Turkson said Pope Francis has been strongly influenced by discussions from the Vatican conference in April that rejected just war theory.
Regensburg, Germany -- Ten years after pope's controversial address about Islam, Vatican's doctrine chief recalls it as a manifesto of dialogue.
In a Sept. 14 statement, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan urged Catholic lawmakers not to support "any attempt to restore the death penalty."
Faith and Justice: Advocates of religious freedom and women's rights could work together on some issues -- especially religious freedom outside the United States.