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Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, coordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, shakes hands with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi at Tuesday's press conference (CNS)

US women religious welcome Vatican report

Apostolic visitation report marks a new beginning for women religious, sisters say

Copies of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of US communities of women religious (CNS)

Cardinal wants ‘self-assessment’ sparked by visitation to continue

Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz speaks as Sister Sharon Holland, president of the LCWR, and Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, co-ordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, listen during a the press conference for the release of the report (CNS)

Report of investigation into US communities of women religious released

Women religious join hands with others during Mass celebrated at the US-Mexico border in June (CNS)

Vatican release report on Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America

Using a free-standing exoskeleton, Thomas Peters can take hundreds of steps in each rehabilitation session

He was a handsome blogger known to millions as the American Papist. A freak accident left him fighting for his life – but his faith survived

A guard tower at Guantanamo Bay naval base (CNS)

Church officials and campaigners respond to Senate Intelligence Committee report

The tetanus vaccine has been linked to what the bishops described as 'population control' (PA)

Kenya’s bishops are holding firm in urging people to avoid receiving a vaccine being administered under a nationwide campaign

Pope Francis (CNS)

Speech delivered this morning at the conference on the ‘Complementarity of Man and Woman’

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Sanctions went into effect following repeated, but ‘unfortunately unfruitful ultimatums’

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, with a group of synod auditors (CNS)

Any talk of a split between North and South is an attack on the Catholic nature of the Church