Analysis: Whether it's because he carries his own bags or cold-calls troubled Catholics, it's hard to tell. But much of the world's media has fallen for the new pope.
The bank made the report available as part of a series of reforms started by Pope Benedict XVI and pushed forward this year by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has formalized the structure of the group of cardinals advising him on church reform, organizing them as a council asked to give advice but not make decisions.
Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will be made saints together on April 27, the Vatican announced this morning.
John Allen in Rome: Steamy magazine exposés are rarely good news for the people or institutions featured in them. That's probably especially true for the Vatican bank.
The chair of the committee of cardinals charged with reforming the Vatican Curia said the current system is over and it is time for something different. As a result, the reform will not come quickly but will require "long discussion and long discernment."
Pope Francis met with the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and issued a call for a "compact rejection of this type of armament."
Analysis: St. Ignatius of Loyola's spiritual fingerprints are evident in Pope Francis' spirituality and leadership style.
Analysis: By evoking machismo, Francis not only takes a stance against social hierarchy; he also reminds us of his Latin American roots.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich said Curia reform and how to improve the Vatican's image will take priority when the council of cardinals meets.