A prominent Irish nun said Oct. 16 that women's voices are being heard at Pope Francis' big meeting on the future of the Catholic Church, and said delegates are also acknowledging the hurt caused by the church's position on homosexuality.
Cabrini University has announced that it will close at the end of the 2023-24 school year, with Villanova University assuming ownership of the nearby land in the Philadelphia suburbs where the fellow Roman Catholic university is located.
Pope Francis named Sr. Nathalie Becquart as the first female undersecretary in the Vatican's Synod of Bishops office in 2021. Since then, she has been crisscrossing the globe as the public face of his hallmark call to listen to rank-and-file Catholics and empower them to have a greater say in the life of the church.
Outside the Monastery of St. Catherine, tourists crowd Santorini, one of the trendiest islands in Greece. Inside, 13 cloistered Catholic nuns devote their lives to praying for those visitors and for the world.
India's government has blocked Mother Teresa's charity from receiving foreign funds, saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, dealing a blow to one of the most prominent groups running shelters for the poor.