As millions around the world enjoy summer vacations, Pope Francis is providing a beach escape for those who cannot afford them.
Some members are clearly supportive of the possibility of women serving as deacons, while others says there is no firm historical precedent to follow.
Despite intense bombing and severe food shortages, several Carmelite nuns are refusing to abandon the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and have appealed for urgent aid.
“The bombs are falling all around us, but we are not going to leave the people in their suffering,” said Sr. Anne-Francoise, a French nun from a community of Discalced Carmelites in Aleppo. “The people here are suffering and dying.”
Italian bishops' conference: Pilgrims who visited or attended events at the Casa Italia center in Krakow should see a doctor, especially if they have a high fever.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) expressed gratitude to the pope for creating a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons.
A list of names attached to Amoris Laetitia includes professors at diocesan seminaries, a member of a pontifical academy, and the head of the church's ecclesiastical structure in Afghanistan.
Experts say Pope Francis' upcoming Poland visit may afford an opportunity to pay tribute to Pope John Paul II, while challenging Polish leaders to consider Francis' own views on immigration.
Rome -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's memoirs, The Last Conversations, are due to be published Sept. 9.
A traditionalist group of Catholic bishops and priests that has been separated from the wider church for decades appears to have abandoned efforts to reunite with Rome, releasing a statement Wednesday that claims Pope Francis is encouraging the spreading of errors in church teaching.
The Society of St. Pius X, founded by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1970 mainly in opposition to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, says now it "does not primarily seek a canonical recognition" from the Vatican for its continuing activities.
A Roman Observer: Church doctrine and the practice of many bishops towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons is to put us in closets.