Texas Bishop Appointed to Synod Planning Committee

About seven months ahead of the first session of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, the Vatican has announced a small planning committee for the gathering that includes Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas.

Argentina Celebrates 10 Years of the First Latin American Pontiff

Argentine Catholics marked the 10 years of Pope Francis’ election by celebrating Mass March 12, giving thanks for the papacy of the prelate they previously knew as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires whose pastoral work put a priority on the poor and those on the peripheries.

Cardinal Gregory Reminds Catholics to ‘Intensify’ Prayers for Ukraine

More than a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington is reminding Catholics that regardless of the amount of news coverage the war does or doesn’t receive, it’s important to draw inspiration from the affected Ukrainian civilians and children “to intensify our prayers and commitment to peace.”

A Timeline of the First 10 Years of Pope Francis’ Papacy

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is elected pope on the second day of the conclave, becoming the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European elected in almost 1,300 years.