NCR Today: The Vatican officially announced that Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February 2016.
Many in Mexico view Our Lady of Guadalupe, their national patroness, as more than a saint and often as a mother, intercessor and icon whose importance transcends religion.
NCR Today: Year of Mercy; COP21 climate talks; Russians joining ISIS; the importance of investigative journalism; Donald Trump and American Muslims; nun's trophy deer
Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.
Young Voices: I don't want to let Pope Francis down for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. But first, I have some questions. Like, what is mercy, exactly?
Vatican -- Pope Francis has launched his yearlong push for a global Catholic church of mercy and forgiveness, starting the Jubilee year by calling for a church that always puts mercy before judgment.
A Roman Observer: If you thought Pope Francis had a master plan for reforming the Catholic Church, you might want to think again.
NCR Editorial: Where is our country's compassion for the millions of displaced Syrians and peace-loving Muslims?
NCR Today: As religious bigotry against Muslims grows in both the United States and Europe, I was delighted to see that Pope Francis visited a mosque during his Africa trip.
NCR Today: COP21 continues; 'VatiLeaks' trial rescheduled; 35th anniversary of El Salvador church martyrs; embezzling priests in Detroit, France