Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed six men and six women to a commission to study the issue of women deacons, particularly their ministry in the early Church.

After death of Fr. Hamel, Muslims in France, Italy attend Mass in solidarity with Catholics

PARIS, France (CNA) — Following the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, Muslims across France and Italy attended Mass on Sunday in a show of solidarity with Catholics.

Panama's bishops see World Youth Day 2019 as bridge, 'fiesta Latina'

KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Panama, which will host World Youth Day in 2019, is a small country, but the head of its bishops' conference has no doubts the Church will be able to organize the event.