Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan. Capovilla was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.
Francesca Chaouqui, who denied to a Vatican court that she leaked documents about financial reform had admitted to sending the documents when she was first interrogated, a Vatican policeman said.
After five years of tension and silence, Pope Francis and the grand imam of one of the most important Sunni Muslim universities in the world embraced at the Vatican.
Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary's message secret.
Pope Francis will visit the Armenian Genocide memorial complex during a three-day visit to the country in June, a move that may strain the Vatican's diplomatic relations with Turkey.
Laypeople are called to be a bridge between the church and the world, particularly in matters of finance, said Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.
Vatican commission on women deacons: Read full text of the questions asked by the women religious, originally spoken in Italian and translated into English by NCR.
Vatican: In possible historic shift, Pope Francis announced Thursday he will create a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic church.
NCR Today: Jesus seeks to help both groups recognize each other as brothers and sisters who experience God’s mercy in different ways, Pope Francis said May 11.
The Vatican is funding a job-creation program for Iraqi refugees in Jordan, a country that is hosting close to 1.5 million refugees, but is struggling to provide work for them.