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Jan 6, 2021 - 03:01 am .- As of the first month of 2021, the College of Cardinals is composed of 229 members, 128 of whom are under the age of 80, and therefore eligible to vote for the next pope in a future conclave.
Nov 28, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection.
Nov 23, 2020 - 06:10 am .- The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday.
Nov 19, 2020 - 11:00 am .- For more than 60 years, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has preached the Word of God as a priest -- and he plans to continue doing so, even as he prepares to receive the cardinal’s red hat next week.
Oct 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Sep 25, 2020 - 07:15 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday night that Cardinal Angelo Becciu had resigned from the rights extended to members of the College of Cardinals, but it did not specify which rights the cardinal had lost.
Sep 8, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis paid tribute Monday to a cardinal whose life was intertwined with that of St. John Paul II.
Sep 7, 2020 - 04:30 am .- A cardinal who was close to St. John Paul II died Saturday, two weeks after his 94th birthday.
Sep 3, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis offered his condolences Thursday after Dutch Cardinal Adrianus Simonis died at the age of 88.
May 12, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis has paid tribute to the Italian Cardinal Renato Corti, who died May 12 aged 84.
May 1, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis has raised Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to the rank of cardinal bishop in a new sign of his esteem for the former Archbishop of Manila.
Jan 25, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re has been elected the new dean of the College of Cardinals with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as vice-dean.
Dec 21, 2019 - 07:54 am .- Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as dean of the College of Cardinals and declared that the position will now have a five-year term limit with the possibility of renewal.
Sep 1, 2019 - 05:12 am .- Pope Francis announced Sunday he will create 13 new cardinals, from every part of the world, in a consistory Oct. 5. Among them are 10 who are elegible to vote in a future conclave.
Aug 29, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- Cardinal Achille Silvestrini, former prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and a long-time Vatican diplomat, died at his home in the Vatican Aug. 29.
Jul 28, 2018 - 04:23 am .- Saturday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals, suspending him from the rights and functions of the office.
Jun 26, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Francis made an unexpected change Tuesday in the structure of the College of Cardinals, adding some curial officials to the rank of “cardinal bishops,” the highest rank within the college.
May 21, 2018 - 12:32 pm .- Pope Francis’ fifth consistory marks an important shift within the College of Cardinals: it is the first time in the five years of this pontificate that in a possible future conclave the number of cardinals created by Pope Francis will surpass the number of cardinals created by his predecessors.
May 20, 2018 - 05:08 am .- There will be a consistory June 29 to create 14 new cardinals, each of whom express the “universality” of the Church, Pope Francis announced Sunday after his Regina Coeli address.
Nov 19, 2016 - 03:59 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and animosity and encouraging them to be close to their people, imitating God’s mercy.

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