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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, file)

Patriarch Bartholomew urges fellow leaders to attend Pan-Orthodox Council

Cardinal Braz de Aviz speaks with Sister Sharon Holland at a Vatican press conference in 2014 (CNS)

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz said that the Vatican has begun asking more than a dozen orders to send their superiors to Rome to discuss concerns

German bishops arriving for a plenary meeting in Freiburg (CNS)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s letter to bishops around the world has been published

Pope Francis greets a girl after celebrating a Mass for the sick and disabled in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 12 (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass for the Year of Mercy jubilee of the sick and persons with disabilities

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis believes the moment is ‘supremely important’ for Christian witness, says Bishop Farrell

Pope Francis leads Benediction outside the Basilica of St Mary Major on the feast of Corpus Christi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Parents ‘break their hearts to let their children grow’, Francis said at a celebration of Corpus Christi

Cardinal Coppa receives the red hat from Benedict XVI in 2007 (AP)

Globe-trotting Cardinal Coppa was a Latin expert at the Second Vatican Council

Pope Francis spreads holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope tells faithful at Pentecost Mass, ‘We were made to be God’s children’

Pope Francis gestures during an audience with the heads of women's religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders at the Vatican last week

A Christian family who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, sit in the room of a church in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)

The Vatican will be funding the project launched by Caritas Jordan