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College of Cardinals

by Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Jun 6, 2022 / 04:46 am Under the Code of Canon Law, reformed in 1983, there are two types of consistories of cardinals: ordinary and extraordinary. An extraordinary consistory is celebrated in particular cases and all the world’s cardinals are called to take part. An …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jun 2, 2022 / 14:15 pm An Italian who has served as a missionary in Mongolia for nearly 20 years will soon become the world’s youngest cardinal. At 47 years old, Bishop Giorgio Marengo is the same age that Karol Wojtyła was when Paul VI …

by Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, May 30, 2022 / 05:15 am The consistory for the creation of cardinals on Aug. 27 is a ceremony that seems to mark the end of a pontificate — though that end might be long in coming. After praying the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope …

by CNA Staff Vatican City, May 29, 2022 / 05:46 am Pope Francis said on Sunday that he will create 21 new cardinals, including San Diego Bishop Robert Walter McElroy, at a consistory on Aug. 27. The 85-year-old pope made the announcement from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square after …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 24, 2021 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a letter Wednesday cutting the salaries of some Vatican employees as a way to contain costs after the institution’s budget projected a deficit of $60 million in 2021. The pope said that cardinals paid …

by Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Feb 25, 2021 / 06:37 pm MT (CNA).- When Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako turns 80 on Feb. 27, the cardinals eligible to vote in a conclave will drop to 127, seven more than the limit of 120 set by Paul VI and confirmed by John …

by Marco Mancini Vatican City, Jan 6, 2021 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- 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 …

Vatican City, Nov 28, 2020 / 10:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection. “All of us love Jesus, all of us want to follow him, yet we must always …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 23, 2020 / 07:05 am MT (CNA).- Franciscan friar Mauro Gambetti was ordained a bishop Sunday afternoon in Assisi less than a week before he will become a cardinal. At 55 years old, Gambetti will be the third youngest member of the College of …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Nov 19, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- 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. …