Delegates to the general chapter of the Franciscans elected U.S. Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry to a six-year term as head of the order after he had served in the role for two years.
Eco Catholic: What would the patron saint of those who promote ecology -- as Pope John Paul II named St. Francis -- think of our world today?
While in Assisi on Friday, Pope Francis spent time mingling with visitors, creating connections some of them never thought possible.
Francis in Assisi: Pope Francis is touring this central Italian town, the home of his 13th-century namesake, St. Francis.