Pope Francis has called on conference participants to reflect on how to enliven and strengthen the role of active non-violence in the face of aggression or conflict.
Italian Archbishop Carlo Viganò will be succeeded by French Archbishop Christophe Pierre.
NCR Today: Archbishop Carlo Viganò encouraged American seminarians studying in Rome to be "courageous in always defending the freedom to put our Catholic faith into practice without fear."
Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis departs from recent pastoral practice, asking clergy to embrace God's grace at work in difficult and unconventional situations families face.
Members of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee said anti-Semitism was still thriving in the world and increasing Christian persecution demanded a stronger outcry. Committee members underlined that "anti-Semitism is real."
Pope Francis will make a flash visit to the Greek island of Lesbos next week with Patriarch Bartholomew in a joint ecumenical sign of solidarity with refugees.
Pope Francis blessed the eyes of an American girl who suffers from a genetic condition that will make her blind, in a visit to the Vatican.
A Vatican reading guide sent to bishops ahead of Francis’ document on family life says the pontiff wants the church to adopt a new stance of inclusion towards society.
NCR Today: Pope Francis met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, the leader of a traditionalist group that has been separated from the wider church for decades.
Pope Francis' document on Catholic family life will be released on April 8 and titled "Amoris laetitia, On Love in the Family," the Vatican has announced.