Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

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Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (front row, sixth from left) with Syrian Catholic Church leaders.

Pope Francis donates $170,000 to Catholic Church in Syria

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The country’s civil war has claimed more than 350,000 lives since 2011. Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.

Vatican cardinal visits Syria in 10th year of civil war

Oct 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri will spend eight days in the country. Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.

Vatican cardinal: Europeans must ‘reawaken consciences’ after abortion vote

Jun 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Sandri said the vote marked “a dangerous anthropological drift.” Read more

Pope Francis with the flag of Lebanon at a general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2020.

Vatican ‘deeply concerned’ about the potential collapse of Lebanon

Jun 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said the pope could visit the country at “the beginning of next year.” Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri delivers a homily during Divine Liturgy at the Pontifical Armenian College in Rome on April 24, 2021.

Vatican cardinal: The Armenian genocide is a ‘stain’ of evil on all humanity

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sandri said the Armenian genocide forces us to confront the great evils committed in human history and the small... Read more

The College of Cardinals celebrates Mass March 12, 2013 before entering the Sistine Chapel for the papal conclave.

Cardinal Re elected new dean of the College of Cardinals

Jan 25, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re has been elected the new dean of the College of Cardinals with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as... Read more

Fr. Jude Raj Fernando at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island, Oct. 24, 2019.

‘Our faith is stronger than their bombs’: A Sri Lankan priest in Rome

Oct 24, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As the pastor of a parish in which many families lost a mother, father, or child in a bombing on... Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, at Ukraine's shrine of Zarvanytsia, July 15, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

Be protagonists of change, Cardinal Sandri tells Ukrainian youth

Jul 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

At the close of his recent trip to Ukraine, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri met with youth from the troubled country, telling... Read more