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College of Cardinals
A Roman Observer: We now know who will be joining the College of Cardinals next month. But why were these men chosen over others?
The creation of new cardinals may determine whether the papacy of Pope Francis is a flash in the pan or a turning point in history.
Members of the College of Cardinals say Pope Francis is looking for discussion in a process that has been "misunderstood."
Pope Francis began meeting this morning with cardinals from around the world, launching a series of discussions that could lead to changes in the church's pastoral practices on family life.
Pope Francis' habit of dressing down means "we are working less; the pope is a simple man," one proprietor said.
On Feb. 22, Archbishop Loris Capovilla, 98, who has spent his life devoted to Blessed John XXIII, will become the oldest living cardinal.
Cardinal-designate Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul is a direct descendant of a man who died in 1850 in anti-Catholic persecutions.
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.
Analysis: Next month, Pope Francis will create at least 14 new cardinals. Where will they come from? Latin America? The Curia?