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Cardinals bring 'voice of poor' to Vatican

Feb 23, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Pope Francis’ appointment of new cardinals from distant and impoverished countries has helped bring the topic of pastoral care for those struggling in poverty to Vatican discussions.

New cardinals highlight Global South, pastoral experience

Jan 13, 2014 - 11:26 am .- The 19 men chosen to be named cardinals in February stresses Pope Francis' attention on the peripheries of the Church, and that appointment to a major diocese no longer automatically comes with a “red hat.”

Pope's first cardinals represent peripheries of the world

Jan 12, 2014 - 05:57 am .- Today Pope Francis announced the names of the 19 men from various parts of the globe who will be appointed cardinals in February.

Pope Francis: cardinals went to end of world to find me

Mar 13, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- Pope Francis began his first words to the Church by saying that the cardinals “went to the end of the world” to find the new Bishop of Rome.

Healthier cardinals means earlier smoke signals

Mar 13, 2013 - 09:05 am .- The smoke signals that indicate whether or not a new Pope has been chosen might be earlier than in the past because there are no cardinals in the infirmary.

Three cardinals entered conclave with strong candidacies

Mar 13, 2013 - 08:00 am .- Last night black smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel smoke stack, leaving no doubt that a single cardinal was unable to reach the two-thirds of the vote needed to be elected the next Pope.

No Pope after third round of voting

Mar 13, 2013 - 05:33 am .- At 11:38 a.m. local time on March 13, black smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel’s chimney, indicating that the cardinals gathered at the Vatican have not yet reached an agreement on the next Pope.

Cardinals will begin conclave with songs, prayers and oaths

Mar 12, 2013 - 09:25 am .- The doors of the Sistine Chapel will be closed this evening with the declaration “extra omnes” – everyone out, beginning the Conclave that will choose the next Pope.

Cardinal Sodano prays for Pope generous in charity

Mar 12, 2013 - 05:45 am .- The dean of the College of Cardinals celebrated Mass this morning and prayed for a new Pope that will embrace the mission of charity with a generous heart.

New Pope will have adoration before his presentation

Mar 11, 2013 - 10:04 am .- In a change to past papal elections, the new Pope will have the chance to adore Jesus in the Eucharist before he makes his appearance on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Day before conclave, no clear favorite stands out

Mar 11, 2013 - 07:50 am .- “It’s not journalists that vote in the conclave. It’s cardinals,” Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera said on Sunday, after celebrating Mass at his titular church of San Francesco di Ripa Grande.

Cardinal Dolan eager for conclave to start

Mar 10, 2013 - 09:15 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told the press outside Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Rome that he is anxious for the conclave to begin and that he feels peaceful now that the start date is known.

Detailed schedule of conclave released

Mar 9, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Vatican press office director, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has revealed details of the daily schedule of the Conclave set to begin March 12.

Main reason for conclave date revealed

Mar 9, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- An overwhelming majority of the College of Cardinals agreed on holding the conclave March 12 because the Sistine Chapel and St. Martha House needed more time to be ready for it.

Rome youth center to host perpetual adoration during conclave

Mar 8, 2013 - 12:26 pm .- A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray for the Church and the cardinals in the upcoming Papal conclave.

Cardinals select Tuesday, March 12 for conclave

Mar 8, 2013 - 09:55 am .- After five days of meetings, the College of Cardinals has voted to hold a conclave to elect the next Pope on Tuesday, March 12.

New Pope will have to wait to move in

Mar 8, 2013 - 09:05 am .- No one knows who the new Pope will be, but it can be said with certainty that he will be temporarily staying in a new apartment after he is elected.

Conclave date to be announced after 7 pm local time

Mar 8, 2013 - 05:40 am .- The day when cardinals begin to vote for the next Pope will be announced after 7:00 p.m. local time.

As conclave nears, tactics get more aggressive

Mar 8, 2013 - 04:22 am .- The media silence of the cardinals resulted in an anonymous interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which a source claimed there is “a lobby” of leakers.

Final cardinal arrives in Rome for conclave

Mar 7, 2013 - 08:15 am .- The last cardinal to arrive in Rome for the election of a new Pope is supposed to land this afternoon, in time for Thursday’s second general meeting.

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April 18, 2014

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