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What’s the thought behind Pope Francis’ choices for cardinals?

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the Consistory of Cardinals in November, Pope Francis will shape the College of Cardinals to give the widest representation to the countries of the world and to minimize the possibility of encouraging any sort of careerism. […]

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Francis’ Council of Cardinals proposes a new congregation for the Roman Curia

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2015 / 11:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Council of Cardinals finally submitted to Pope Francis on Wednesday a proposal to establish a new congregation for laity, family, and life in the Roman Curia, after widespread discussion and anticipation. The council of nine cardinals, […]

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Ethiopia’s Cardinal Souraphiel brings African family values to the college of cardinals

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 7, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Elevated to the rank of cardinal in February, Ethiopian Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel of Addis Ababa has brought the richness of African values to bear in the College of Cardinals. “Africa may be poor in material […]

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New cardinals speak out on perils, potential of a globalized society

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' newly elevated cardinals reflected on their roles as shepherds within a vast, multicultural Church – and the many challenges and opportunities of service the modern world poses to their peripheral dioceses. Cardinal Soane Patita Paini […]

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Take the red hat, but leave the ‘spiritual box’ behind, Pope tells cardinals

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2015 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After elevating 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded them that true honor is found in service, and urged them to follow Jesus in breaking rigid ways of thinking and touching society’s marginalized. “Jesus is not afraid of […]

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Pope Francis’ call to new cardinals: be captivated by truth

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2015 / 09:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Church’s newest cardinals on Saturday, encouraging them to center themselves in Jesus Christ as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility to the Holy Spirit. “The man of God is […]

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Three countries will be represented in College of Cardinals for first time

Vatican City, Feb 13, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The different cultures represented by bishops who will be created cardinals this weekend demonstrate the Church's universality, thereby enriching the College of Cardinals, says the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Referring to those […]

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Worldliness ‘stuns more than grappa on a fast,’ Pope tells new cardinals

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2015 / 07:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a letter to the 20 bishops who will be elevated to the cardinalate next month, Pope Francis said that the role is one of sacrificial service rather than an award, and cautioned against a worldly mindset. […]

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A cardinal’s hat for Archbishop Mamberti, new head of the Signatura

Vatican City, Jan 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Months after being named to replace Cardinal Raymond Burke as head of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will be among those joining the College of Cardinals during February's consistory. The announcement that the French Moroccan archbishop […]

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Pope Francis casts into the deep to find two cardinals for Oceania

Wellington, New Zealand, Jan 5, 2015 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At his Angelus address on Jan. 4 Pope Francis announced the appointment of 20 cardinals, among whom are two representatives from Oceania: Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, and Bishop Soane Mafi of Tonga. They will be […]

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