Four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalog of the starry skies.
Italian authorities made the arrests Thursday of six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Pope Francis called for better coordination in treatment of cancer, in a collaboration of political and religious efforts to mitigate the disease.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of an Irish Jesuit, who was raised Anglican, as well as the cause of 38 Albanian martyrs killed during the communist persecution of Christians.
NCR Today: A prominent Italian news agency is reporting that the pontiff wants to dedicate the next meeting of the world's Catholic bishops to the issue of global peace.
The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency has marked 544 activities as questionable, freezing or halting movement of a total of some $2.4 million and 15.3 million Euros.
NCR Today: A skullcap worn by Francis -- an item that can cost less than $100 retail -- has been sold at auction for over $18,000.
Pope Francis named Archbishop Juan Garcia Rodriguez, who has worked quietly to help rebuild the Cuban church, physically and spiritually, to be the new archbishop of Havana.
Pope Francis again denounced clericalism among Catholic priests, and reaffirmed the right of laypeople to make decisions in their lives.
NCR Today: Cardinal Peter Turkson has said it is "plausible" that Pope Francis may write a new encyclical letter focused on reorienting church teachings on violence.