New Cardinals’ First Official Act: Three New Saints

VATICAN CITY – With the creation of the 20 new cardinals, the College of Cardinals expanded to 227 members, 125 of whom are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope. After the new cardinals professed their faith by reciting the Creed and formally swore […]

Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij

Pope to Cardinals: Your Job Is to Serve Others

The Catholic Church cannot call itself Church if it is a “closed caste” where the sick, the wounded and sinners are shunned, Pope Francis told 20 new cardinals.

Pope, Cardinals Discuss Reform of Roman Curia

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Cardinals meeting at the Vatican discussed better ways to balance the responsibilities of local bishops and of the Roman Curia, said the Vatican spokesman. A recurring theme in the cardinals’ Feb. 12-13 meeting was “what is it that is done best where,” Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, told journalists Feb. […]

Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon

New Cardinals Reflect Face of Church

Pope Francis named 15 cardinal electors “from 14 nations of every continent, showing the inseparable link between the church of Rome and the particular churches present in the world.”