Nun slain by three teenagers in satanic sacrifice beatified as martyr

Pope Francis commended the beatification of Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti, a 60-year-old member of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross who was brutally murdered on June 6, 2000 in northern Italy.

Religious orders vow pandemic will never deter care for vulnerable people

Leaders from dozens of religious orders dedicated to providing health care services and residential homes for elderly and disabled people reaffirmed their commitment to continue serving the most vulnerable as the global pandemic continues.

Speakers: A church inclusive of women is more synodal

A more inclusive attitude and a cooperative approach that includes women are needed for the future of the church and society, said a number of Vatican officials.

Pope: Markets need regulation to promote justice, not special interests

For economic policies and systems to promote an end to human trafficking, they must care about people, their dignity and working conditions, and they must be regulated in ways that promote social justice, not special interests, Pope Francis said.