Several electors say there is an increased probability the new superior general of the order will be of African or Asian descent.
Cardinal Peter Turkson said Pope Francis has been strongly influenced by discussions from the Vatican conference in April that rejected just war theory.
The pope and other religious leaders marked the 30th anniversary of the first interreligious meeting and prayer for peace organized by St. John Paul II in 1986.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told a group of recently appointed bishops not to be whiners who promote their own "vain crusades."
Vatican: A member of Pope Francis' commission on clergy sexual abuse leaves the group, the second to stop their work with the commission.
Francis Chronicles: Francis spent time on his latest Mercy Friday with ailing newborns and the dying in spotlighting the importance of life at all stages.
Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.
A new Vatican ruling: performing or helping procure an abortion or attempting suicide is an obstacle to ordination, even if the man was not Catholic when the events occurred.
Archbishop Paul Russell, the Vatican's ambassador to Turkey, said there is hope the attempted coup is helping unify Turkish citizens around efforts to defend their democracy.
To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a Mass for French Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was assassinated by youths claiming Islamic State allegiance.