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.
Pope Francis appointed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, a former refugee who had fled war-torn Vietnam by boat, to lead the Australian Diocese of Parramatta.
Eco Catholic: The observation came in Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran''s message for the Buddhist celebration of Vesakh.
The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said during a Year of Mercy prayer service.
Vatican: Pope Francis urges European leaders to "build bridges and tear down walls" in the face of the continuing migrant crisis.
A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women's voices, something that has been missing in the church despite women's important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.