With a wave of new appointments of religious sisters inside the Vatican, Pope Francis is making room for more women religious to have a permanent seat at the table. Sisters spoke about the importance of these changes.
Church leaders and theologians praise Pope Francis' apostolic constitution as a breakthrough for expanding the roles of laypeople, even while it remains unclear how the shift in church governance will take place.
Appointed to lead the Congregation for Bishops by Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Marc Ouellet has stayed on under Pope Francis — but he acknowledges some of what's expected of him and other bishops has changed.
Pope Francis named Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to head an Italian diocese, a move that could signal an overhaul of one of the Vatican's most important offices.