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Jul 16, 2017 - 09:16 am .- In a letter sent for the funeral of the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired Pope Benedict XVI praised the prelate as a passionate pastor, who died a happy man at peace with the Lord and his will for the universal Church.
Jul 1, 2017 - 04:35 am .- A consistory is a gathering of cardinals, which the Pope can convoke to give solemnity to a particular decision, or simply to ask his “Senate” to counsel him on an important issue. However, the most recent consistory, held June 28, was rather exceptional. Here are four reasons why.
May 21, 2017 - 04:56 am .- During his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis announced to pilgrims that he will be holding a June 28 consistory to create 5 new cardinals he said represent the “catholicity” of the Church.
Jan 26, 2017 - 06:10 am .- As Cardinal Roger Etchegaray leaves Rome to retire to France, his homeland, an era has closed.  
Nov 23, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In a sit-down interview with CNA Monday, Cardinal Joseph Tobin opened up about his appointment and his thoughts on the U.S. elections, as well as Pope Francis’ warning to cardinal’s against ‘polarization’ and his emphasis on mercy.
Nov 4, 2016 - 06:36 am .- Reflecting on the faithful work of the bishops and cardinals who have died in the past 12 months, Pope Francis said Friday that death does not separate us, but in fact unites us more closely in the Body of Christ.
Oct 18, 2016 - 09:27 am .- The decision to open a McDonald’s restaurant inside a Vatican property just around the corner from St. Peter’s Square has been met with harsh criticism from cardinals who live in the building.
Oct 9, 2016 - 04:39 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis announced that he will hold a consistory of cardinals on the Nov. 19 vigil of the close of the Jubilee of Mercy, during which he will elevate 17 new cardinals – including three Americans.
Jun 30, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Rio de Janeiro's Cardinal Orani Tempesta celebrated his 66th birthday with a special visit: he spent his time with a group of homeless people.
May 27, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s personal secretary, died May 26 at the age of 100. He had been the closest collaborator of the sainted “Good Pope John” for ten years.
Nov 3, 2015 - 05:54 am .- Though letting go of yourself and living for others can make you seem weak in the eyes of the world, Pope Francis said that this is the purpose of our lives, and that in the logic of God, it’s what makes us truly victorious.
Feb 3, 2015 - 07:27 pm .- At the beginning of the year, Pope Francis announced that among the 20 men he would make cardinal on Feb. 14 is Bishop Arlindo Gomes Furtado of Santiago de Cabo Verde, whose episcopal motto is “Jesus, the Good Shepherd.”
Jan 24, 2015 - 07:02 am .- 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.
Jan 20, 2015 - 04:33 pm .- Among the new cardinals Pope Francis will create in the February consistory is Bishop Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan of the Diocese of David, Panama, who will become the first cardinal from that country.
Dec 10, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejìa, a former prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library and a longtime friend of Pope Francis, died on Tuesday Dec. 9.
Jun 5, 2014 - 07:49 am .- During the funeral Mass for Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy, who passed away Monday, fellow cardinals gathered to commemorate his life of service, as well as his sense of peace in the midst of suffering.
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:31 pm .- Two young men from England studying for the priesthood in Rome consider themselves blessed to have served at Sunday’s papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Feb 22, 2014 - 05:43 am .- During the Saturday morning consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new Cardinals, he urged the prelates gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica to serve the Church fearlessly.
Feb 17, 2014 - 08:46 am .- Meeting for the third time since its institution, the Council of Eight has reconvened in Rome to address the economic affairs of the Holy See, and will continue their discussions over the next three days.
Jan 13, 2014 - 03:44 pm .- In a letter addressed to the 19 men who will be made cardinals during a February consistory, Pope Francis said that the role of a cardinal is not a “decoration,” but rather a “service” to the Church.

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