A mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down Wednesday just hours after it went up.
ROME: Francis again diversifies the College of Cardinals, choosing 17 new cardinals from 11 countries. He also chose Chicago and Indianapolis' archbishops.
The Vatican's almoner follows Francis' directive to leave the office, go to the streets and find people to help directly.
Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met twice this week in Rome for symbol-laden encounters.
Jesuits gathered in Rome were invited to draw on "the audacity of the improbable" during a Mass to open their general congregation.
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.
NCR Today: "We do not have the power to condemn a brother that errs, we are not above him," Pope Francis said in his weekly audience Wednesday.
The Council of Cardinals, during their latest meeting, focused on the role the Vatican's various global ambassadors, known as apostolic nuncios, play in helping select new bishops.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI reveals that he was among those who were dissatisfied with Pope Paul VI's 1968 teaching prohibiting Catholics from using artificial birth control.
New Book: In 2005 conclave, Benedict recalls thinking, "I was 78-years-old … you cannot hoist a 78-year-old onto the chair of Peter."