Mother Tekla Famiglietti is an orthodox leader who has, for more than three decades, built a power base with considerable financial prowess.
Members of Regnum Christi, the lay movement associated with the Legionaries of Christ, said they feel they are part of a transformation.
Fr. Frans Thoolen has dedicated much of his life to working directly with uprooted people, often far from public view.
As the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi prepare for a new beginning, the groups are asking members to participate in a novena of atonement and healing.
Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut, the leader of her congregation since 2011, takes over from the first American to hold the post.
Q and A: The new secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Religious also said the church should not exclude anyone.
NCR Today: The Vatican press office issued a statement Tuesday saying recent remarks by a Vatican official do not indicate a split among Vatican offices.
Q and A: Obeying church authority involves listening to God from many sources, says the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Speaking to global women religious, a theologian says they owe "ultimate obedience" to God, founded in the needs of the poor.
Commentary: The time Cardinal João Braz de Aviz spent with women religious is a sign of good intent and a step into greater communication.