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Listen: NCR's Joshua McElwee and Michael Sean Winters talk about Pope Francis' leadership and the legacy of his papacy, five years in.
The U.N. treaty, which has the Vatican among its parties, needs the signature and ratification of 50 countries to become the first legally binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
While there had been problems and complaints in the past, the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital was working resolve them, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state.
Rome -- Cardinal Anders Arborelius tells NCR: "We have a College of Cardinals, but we could have a college of women who could give advice to the pope."