After proving that a red hat isn’t forever, Pope Francis names new cardinals for new church
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Once a cushy reward, the position of cardinal under Francis comes with expectations of being less a ‘prince of the church’ than an exemplar of transparency.
With 9 new electors, Pope Francis remakes the college of cardinals
(RNS) Over seven years, Pope Francis has gradually remade the college of cardinals, making it less European and more African and Asian.
Pope names 13 new cardinals, includes Washington DC Archbishop Gregory
(AP) — In the surprise announcement, made from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on Nov. 28.
Cardinal Becciu denies accusations after being retired by Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The day after resigning, Cardinal Angelo Becciu defended himself from accusations that he had mismanaged funds, saying during an impromptu press conference that he remains a ‘faithful servant’ of the pope.
Want to make systemic change? Pope Francis has some ideas.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Since becoming pope, Francis has tried to reform the Catholic Church with a series of broad gestures and systematic, long-term changes.
Pope names 13 new cardinals, cements majority vote and the power to reshape the Church
Vatican City, (RNS) — With the creation of these new Catholic princes who share Francis’ emphasis on a missional and evangelizing church, Francis has now named a total of 91 new cardinals, and more than 52% of the voting cardinals.
Pope Francis firms up his legacy with appointment of new cardinals
(RNS) — After Oct. 15, 53% of the cardinal electors will have been appointed by Francis.
Cardinal blasts archbishop’s attack on pope as ‘monstrous and unsubstantiated’
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, refutes Archbishop Carlo Vigano’s claim that Pope Francis released ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict.
Francis cardinals make up almost half of electors of next pope
(RNS) — Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will choose his successor have been chosen by him.
Eyeing Catholic demographics, and maybe his successor, Pope Francis shakes up his cardinals
VATICAN CITY (RNS) By next month he will have made cardinals in 13 countries who’ve never had them before, including places such as the Pacific island of Tonga, Haiti, and Myanmar.
Pope Francis denounces growing ‘demonization’ of enemies and outsiders
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff’s exhortation, at a ceremony to elevate 17 new cardinals, seemed to take aim at nationalist anger roiling countries around the world, including the U.S.