After years of tensions with various bishops, Fr. Frank Pavone has complied with demands to straighten out the group's finances.
Cardinal-designate Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago, Chile, said he would serve the church with "humility and simplicity" when he is elevated to cardinal in February.
The cardinal-designate also said although his name had been circulated as a potential candidate, the announcement that he was chosen along with 18 others by Pope Francis was "unexpected."
Even as he prepares to receive a red biretta from the hands of Pope Francis, Cardinal-designate Kelvin Felix hopes he can continue his ministry as a "country parish priest."
But he admitted he may have a few new assignments from Pope Francis.
The Dominica-born prelate, ordained in 1956, is the first cardinal to be named from the Antilles bishops' conference, based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Column: Dolores Foster Williams of Chicago was not pleased with the crop of men set to receive a red hat next month.
Michael Christian Martinez, 17, will be the first skater to represent the Philippines in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month.
Since being named archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in March, Mario Aurelio Poli has shown similarities in the pastoral approach of his predecessor.
Ivory's Coast's new cardinal is confident his nomination will advance peace after a decade of conflict and instability in the French-speaking West African country.
"I ask God to give me the grace of strength, so I can work on the different personal encounters we've already begun and continue them until wounded hearts are finally healed," said Cardinal-designate Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Abidjan.
He spoke after Pope Francis announced Sunday that he was among 19 prelates who will be elevated to the College of Cardinals in a consistory at the Vatican Feb. 22.
From its historic black churches to large Jewish enclaves to landmark Catholic and Protestant churches, New York City is the ultimate religious melting pot. And now, overseeing it all is a new mayor whose only religious identity seems to be "spiritual but not religious."
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office Jan. 1, is now perhaps the nation's most visible "none," an icon of one of the nation's fastest-growing religious groups -- those without any formal religious identification.
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Cardinal-designate Chibly Langlois is known as a tireless worker, an advocate for the people and someone who never forgot his impoverished childhood.