Pope Francis has named two priests of the Boston archdiocese, Mark O'Connell and Robert Reed, as auxiliary bishops.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told thousands of priests gathered in Rome that they should be "always ready to dirty [their] hands" in the work of pastoring.
Help wipe out bullying and aggression by being better listeners and offering concrete gestures of tolerance and patience, Pope Francis told a group of top YouTubers from around the world.
Two members of the Vatican bank's board of supervisors handed in their resignation over a difference in opinion concerning the bank's management.
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.
NCR Today: What can we expect from the commission on female deacons? Two NCR writers provide two different and valuable perspectives on the issue.
Sr. Carmen Sammut said that in many places of the world Catholic sisters are "already doing quite a bit of what a deacon should be doing"