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Pope Francis embraces a new cardinal at the Feb. 22 consistory, February 22, 2014.

'The Church needs your courage,' Pope tells new cardinals

Feb 22, 2014

During the Saturday morning consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new Cardinals, he urged the prelates gathered in St.... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in remembrance of Bishops and Cardinals who died during the past year on Nov. 4, 2013.

Pope Francis urges cardinals to reflect deeply on family life

Feb 20, 2014

Pope Francis met briefly this morning with cardinals who had gathered for a meeting to reflect on the theme of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica during the consistory of cardinals on Nov. 24, 2012.

Pope names holiness, unity and peace as cardinals' mission

Nov 27, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI met with six new cardinals and their families, just two days after they made their vows, and... Read more

Cardinals greet each other after the consistory on November 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

New cardinals excited, honored at elevation by Pope

Nov 26, 2012

The six new cardinals from various parts of the globe shared their excitement after making their vows to Pope Benedict... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a consistory on Nov. 24 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Benedict creates six non-European cardinals

Nov 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI presided over the creation of six new cardinals Nov. 24, and in a unusual occurrence, none of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York his biretta and cardinal's ring at the Feb. 2012 consistory.

Pope announces six new cardinals, including an American

Oct 24, 2012

At today's general audience, Pope Benedict XVI announced he will appoint six new cardinals, including an American, at a consistory... Read more

Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien meets Cardinal Keith P. O'Brien of St. Andrews & Edinburgh, Scotland for the first time on Feb. 19, 2012

Cardinal O’Brien meets Cardinal O’Brien

Feb 21, 2012

You don’t have to be named O’Brien to become a cardinal, but it seems to help. Just after Cardinal Edwin... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in the Pope Paul VI Hall

Pope says new cardinals recall Church’s universal mission

Feb 20, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told the family and friends of the Church’s newest batch of cardinals that this weekend’s consistory was... Read more

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien receives congratulations on Feb. 18, 2012 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome

Cardinal O’Brien: I will serve the Pope with my whole heart

Feb 20, 2012

Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien says he will faithfully serve Pope Benedict XVI with his “whole heart.” The emeritus Archbishop of... Read more

Debbie and Fred Williams speak with CNA in Rome on Feb. 17, 2012

Cardinal-designate Dolan’s sister thrilled for her big brother

Feb 17, 2012

Over 1,000 Americans are arriving in Rome for the elevation of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York to the College... Read more