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Benedict XVI: Cardinal Meisner died a ‘cheerful’ man

In a letter sent for the funeral of the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired Pope Benedict XVI praised the prelate as a passionate pastor, who died a happy man at peace with the Lord and his will for the universal Church. “What particularly impressed me in my last conversations with the now deceased Cardinal was

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Four reasons why this consistory was an unusual one

A consistory is a gathering of cardinals, which the Pope can convoke to give solemnity to a particular decision, or simply to ask his “Senate” to counsel him on an important issue. However, the most recent consistory, held June 28, was rather exceptional. Here are four reasons why. A surprise consistory The June 28 consistory

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Pope Francis announces new June 28 consistory

During his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis announced to pilgrims that he will be holding a June 28 consistory to create 5 new cardinals he said represent the “catholicity” of the Church. “Brothers and sisters, I wish to announce to you that Wednesday, June 28, I will hold a consistory for the nomination of

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Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

Thirteen cardinals – including three Americans – are eligible to vote in a conclave Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday from Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceania. Thirteen of them are under 80 and thus eligible to vote in any conclave to elect his successor. Here they are, in the order

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Amoris Laetitia letter leaked online

A letter sent to the world’s cardinals, asking then to make a formal appeal to Pope Francis over Amoris Laetitia, has been published online. The letter, signed by 45 theologians and priests, identifies what it describes as errors which a reader could mistakenly draw from the recent apostolic exhortation. The letter has been published in

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