NCR Today: Francis has declared several times that the world is "at war," most often in response to some tragedy.
NCR Today: As women assume top leadership roles in the political life of major nations in the Western world, shouldn't the Vatican begin moving in the same direction?
In September 2014, three Xaverian sisters were murdered at their convent in central Africa. The murders remain unsolved, but the missionary order remains dedicated to where they have served since 1964.
Italian authorities made the arrests Thursday of six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group.
NCR Today: Guests enjoyed desserts from 80 different chefs at a charitable function to help the hungry.
A poll, published in the liberal daily L'Unita on March 29, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a "Catholic" country.
NCR Today: In his third pontifical year, Francis opened a Year of Mercy, made five international trips, released an encyclical, closed the Synod of Bishops on the family.
The Italian Senate legalized same-sex unions but those opposed to the bill succeeded in stripping a key component of the proposed law regarding family rights for gays.
ROME -- Campaigners across Italy have held rallies calling for same-sex couples to be granted legal recognition and family rights, but they are facing tough opposition.
NCR Today: Year of Mercy; Oakland opens safe house for trafficked girls; Francis' most memorable quotes; Duluth bankruptcy; Church of Jediism signing up thousands