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Pope Francis offers a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the repose of the souls of cardinals and bishops who died the previous year.

Caribbean Cardinal Kelvin Felix dies at 91

Jun 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Kelvin Felix died peacefully in his home on the island nation of St. Lucia on Thursday. Read more


Vatican doctrine office encourages single mothers to receive Communion after confession

Dec 14, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s doctrine office published a letter on Thursday confirming that single mothers can receive Communion after going to confession. Read more

The late Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan.

Cardinal Cacciavillan, former nuncio to the US, has died

Mar 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is expected to attend Cardinal Cacciavillan’s funeral, which will be held in St. Peter’s Basilica on the morning... Read more

Haitian Cardinal injured after earthquake destroys his residence

Cardinal injured, priest dead after earthquake in Haiti

Aug 14, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Cardinal Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference, has been injured, while a Catholic priest... Read more

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim has died at age 69

May 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, the vicar apostolic of Brunei, died Saturday in a hospital in Taiwan. Read more

Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid. Credit: Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian cardinal dies at age 88 after long illness

Jan 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, the archbishop emeritus of Rio de Janeiro and a theologian, died Wednesday afternoon after a... Read more

Cardinal Godfried Danneels in 2009.

Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels dies at the age of 85

Mar 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Godfried Danneels died Thursday at the age of 85 in his native Belgium. Danneels served as Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels... Read more

Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo of Cotabato in the Philippines.

Philippines cardinal worked for peace with Muslims

Apr 9, 2014

Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I., the newest cardinal from the Philippines, is a dedicated servant of the poor who has... Read more

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul, South Korea, at a Feb. 25, 2014 press conference in Rome.

Pope Francis to new cardinal: 'I love Korea'

Feb 26, 2014

By Jan Bentz

During the Feb. 23 Mass of Thanksgiving for the creation of new cardinals, Pope Francis offered words of affection for... Read more

Cardinal-designate Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti.

Haiti's first cardinal-designate highlights nation's struggles

Jan 15, 2014

The president of the Haitian Bishops’ Conference voiced hope that his recent appointment to become a cardinal will raise the... Read more

Cardinal James Harvey celebrating his first Mass at the Parish of St. Pius V a Villa Carpegna on May 26, 2013.

Wisconsin cardinal takes possession of Roman see

May 26, 2013

By Alan Holdren

Far from his native Milwaukee, Cardinal James M. Harvey took possession of his “titular church” in Rome, a vibrant suburban... Read more