In brief

Pope urges faithfulness to vision of Vatican II

The Church and its theologians should “remain faithful and anchored” to the vision of Vatican II and be immersed in “the insights of ordinary believers”, or “popular religiosity”, Pope Francis told the Italian Theology Association in an audience last week.

Bishop who was friend of St Teresa dies at 90

Bishop William Curlin of Charlotte has died at the age of 90. A friend of St Teresa of Calcutta, he was a champion of the poor and a comforter of the sick and dying.

Vietnamese refugee becomes a bishop

A refugee from Vietnam has be­come auxiliary bishop of Orange, California. Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen fled the country in 1973.