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Pope Francis creates five new cardinals during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica on June 28, 2017.

The College of Cardinals in 2021: Who could vote in a future papal conclave

Jan 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

As of the first month of 2021, the College of Cardinals is composed of 229 members, 128 of whom are... Read more

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Vatican confirms that two cardinals-designate will be absent from consistory

Nov 23, 2020

The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday.  Read more

Pope Francis greets cardinals and bishops on Oct. 11, 2017.

Analysis: With new appointments, Pope Francis puts his mark on the College of Cardinals

May 21, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ fifth consistory marks an important shift within the College of Cardinals: it is the first time in the... Read more