Cardinal-designate Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan of David, Panama, learned of his elevation to cardinal via his smartphone.
Cardinal-designate Daniel Sturla Berhouet of Montevideo, Uruguay, was ministering in a working-class barrio when he learned of his elevation to cardinal.
Cardinal-designate Luis Hector Villalba was watching television Jan. 4 when he heard Pope Francis read his name as one of 20 new cardinals.
Cardinal-designate Jose de Jesus Pimiento Rodriguez will be the oldest of 20 men elevated to cardinal Feb. 14.
A network of church-run migrant shelters across northern Mexico has won the top award from the national anti-discrimination council for its efforts to protect people traveling through the country without the proper papers.
The National Council to Prevent Discrimination, an autonomous agency funded by the federal government, recognized the Network of Migrant Houses and Human Rights Centers of the Northern Zone, which was founded 15 years ago, "for its outstanding contributions in the field of defending the rights of migrant persons."
A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered on Christmas in southern Mexico.
Ordinary Mexicans have taken to the streets, condemning the crimes committed against 43 teacher trainees and the apparent collusion between criminals and the political class in parts of the country.
One of the seven had previously been sued for abuse in the Los Angeles archdiocese. They are not allowed to practice their ministries.
A priest in north central Mexico has been stripped of his position by the Vatican and faces criminal charges in connection with alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy.
The case marks the first time the Catholic Church in Mexico has turned a priest in to authorities.
The move follows instructions from Pope Francis for the Catholic Church to better protect children and take a hard line with priests accused of sexual offenses.
Since being named archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in March, Mario Aurelio Poli has shown similarities in the pastoral approach of his predecessor.