The pope did not say which prelates would be named cardinals, but the names are expected to be made public in mid-January.
Global Sisters Report: The view of women religious toward the apostolic visitation changed dramatically in the six years of the Vatican's investigation.
Francis is a veritable quote machine, but when he speaks about women, Francis can sound a lot like the 78-year-old Argentine churchman that he is.
Pope Francis urged people worldwide "not to turn away from the sufferings of our brothers and sisters, our fellow human beings, who are deprived of their freedom and dignity."
A new kind of ghetto needs the church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant.
The Vatican has asked national bishops' conferences to seek input from Catholics at "all levels" for the 2015 Synod of Bishops -- and asked them to avoid basing input solely on current doctrine.
Global Sisters Report: Today, apostolic visitations are typically a means through which the spiritual well-being of an ecclesiastical institution can be assessed.
NCR Today: In the new interview, Pope Francis also reveals new personal details about himself and how he sees his papal ministry.
As Advent got underway, Pope Francis included in his morning Mass homilies specific graces Catholics should pray for as they prepare for Christmas.
Pope Francis also praised the role of women in theology, saying that by their "feminine genius," women can detect "unexplored aspects of the unfathomable mystery of Christ."