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A screenshot of the cardinals' March 4, 2013 general congregation in the Vatican's New Synod Hall.

College of Cardinals imposes media silence after breach

Mar 6, 2013

The College of Cardinals has decided that its members will no longer speak to journalists after several cardinals gave too... Read more

Cardinals pray during their second general meeting on March 4, 2013 in the Vatican's New Synod Hall.

Cardinals contemplate insider, outsider papal candidates

Mar 6, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

“We are not ready to enter the conclave,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago plainly told the Italian newspaper La Stampa... Read more

(L to R) Cardinals Daniel DiNardo and Sean O'Malley speak at a March 5, 2013 press conference at the North American College.

Cardinals will be informed of Vatileaks background

Mar 5, 2013

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said he trusts the cardinals taking part in the papal election will be informed on the... Read more

The cardinals take part in the general congregation on March 4, 2013. CNA file photo.

Cardinals send message of thanks to Benedict XVI

Mar 5, 2013

The College of Cardinals sent Benedict XVI a message of thanks for his ministry and decided to only hold morning... Read more

Father Federico Lombardi speaks at a March 5, 2013 Vatican press conference.

Cardinals announce adoration, Vespers ceremony for conclave

Mar 5, 2013

The College of Cardinals has agreed to hold a public prayer service on March 6 in St. Peter’s Basilica to... Read more

Msgr. Jose Maria Gil Tamayo, Fr. Federico Lombardi, and Fr. Thomas Rosica speak to the press on Feb. 26, 2013.

Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings

Mar 4, 2013

The cardinals of the Catholic Church gathered for their first general meeting this morning to take an oath of secrecy,... Read more

Cardinals participate in the Nov. 2012 consistory in St. Peter's Basilica.

Old establishment cardinals hope for quick conclave

Mar 4, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Sodano greets Pope Benedict XVI in the Clementine Hall on Feb. 28, 2013.

Cardinals bid Pope farewell with hearts full of thanks

Feb 28, 2013

Echoing the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, Cardinal Angelo Sodano told Pope Benedict that the cardinals’ hearts “burned when... Read more

\Ryan Topping, author of Rebuilding Catholic Culture.

Theologian says cultural renewal starts with Catechism

Feb 28, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A U.S. theology professor's new book seeks to revitalize society through the “integrated whole of the Catholic vision,” found in... Read more