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.
Q and A: Attempts by U.S. sisters to pursue dialogue with Vatican officials could strengthen relations with sisters globally.
The Vatican's decision to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was made without the knowledge of a key Vatican office, its leader said Sunday.