One list of those who have a "better chance" of being appointed cardinal based on historical experience contains 23 names. The trouble is there are only 14 vacancies.
Analysis: Pope Francis is generating the kind of Internet buzz brand managers dream of. But is he a victim of his own good press?
Analysis: Next month, Pope Francis will create at least 14 new cardinals. Where will they come from? Latin America? The Curia?
After the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and a series of innovations by Pope Francis, it is hard to imagine 2014 could be nearly as eventful.
This week’s court decision that freed a senior cleric in Philadelphia who had been jailed for shielding an abusive priest was a symbolic setback for victims’ advocates.
Analysis: Pope Francis has made progress in reforming the Vatican, but many challenges still remain. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a case in point.
Analysis: Those who call for a living wage say recent protests should have received more attention because that right is included in Catholic social teaching.
Analysis: Evangelii Gaudium, released by the Vatican Tuesday, is a vision statement about the kind of community Francis wants Catholicism to be.
Analysis: After drawing a line in the sand on health care, a growing number of bishops are pushing back, arguing that hard-line rhetoric puts them in an untenable position.
Analysis: Whether it's because he carries his own bags or cold-calls troubled Catholics, it's hard to tell. But much of the world's media has fallen for the new pope.