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Archbishop Jacques Mourad, the new Syrian Catholic archbishop of Homs, Syria.

Syrian Catholic monk once kidnapped by ISIS consecrated archbishop

Mar 6, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Jacques Mourad was consecrated as the new archbishop of Homs, Syria. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for recently deceased cardinals and bishops, Nov. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis offers Mass for souls of 208 deceased bishops, cardinals

Nov 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘Some of them have died as a result of COVID-19,’ the pope noted. Read more

Archbishops wear the pallium they received from Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, June 29, 2014.

Pope says palliums will be given to new archbishops at home – not Rome

Jan 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

As a sign of “synodality” with local Churches, Pope Francis has decided that new metropolitan archbishops will officially be imposed... Read more

Archbishop Leonard Blair speaks with CNA following his reception of the pallium June 29, 2014.

Hartford archbishop: receiving pallium a 'moving' experience

Jun 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

After receiving the pallium from Pope Francis on Sunday’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Leonard Blair expressed that... Read more

Pope Francis speaking from the Apostolic Palace, March 17, 2013.

Church praying for new archbishops, Pope affirms

Jun 29, 2013

Pope Francis said the Church is praying for the dozens of new archbishops whom he greeted and gave wool vestments... Read more

Pope Francis greets one of the 34 metropolitan archbishops to receive the pallium on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2013.

Pope Francis greets, bestows pallium on 34 new archbishops

Jun 29, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

At a Mass during the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis gave a pallium to the 34 men... Read more