(RNS) — While disagreements in the synod may arise over how Catholicism is interpreted in the Amazon, the bishops of the synod will be largely united on the environment and justice issues.
(RNS) Such positive language from such senior church leaders is extraordinary and another sign of how Francis is reorienting the Catholic Church's approach to a hot-button topic.
(RNS) In giving red hats to U.S. churchmen for the first time, the pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Thirteen are under 80 years old and eligible to enter a conclave to choose his successor -- or become the next pope.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff’s choice of a pastor much like himself signals an effort to ensure the legacy of Francis’ more welcoming approach to Catholic ministry.