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.
Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, a member of the Jesuits' Venezuelan province, was elected the first non-European superior general of the Society of Jesus Oct. 14.
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met twice this week in Rome for symbol-laden encounters.
Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl says the document reflects the tradition of the Roman Catholic church and the consensus opinion of its highest-ranking prelates.
Jesuits gathered in Rome were invited to draw on "the audacity of the improbable" during a Mass to open their general congregation.
Several electors say there is an increased probability the new superior general of the order will be of African or Asian descent.
As Pope Francis prepares for a Sept. 30-Oct. 2 visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, experts hope the trip might help strengthen relations between the Roman Catholic and Georgian Orthodox churches.
Vatican: A member of Pope Francis' commission on clergy sexual abuse leaves the group, the second to stop their work with the commission.
To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a Mass for French Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was assassinated by youths claiming Islamic State allegiance.
Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.