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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