Cardinals

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.

Announcing his choices May 20, the pope said that coming from 11 nations, the new cardinals "express the universality of the Church, which continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all people of the earth."

Pope Francis' list included three men over the age of 80 "who have distinguished themselves for their service to the Church."

Cardinal Dolan finds cheeseburgers & paradise in Maplewood

After the show started, Cardinal Dolan switched to a St. Louis Cardinals cap. On a break, he sipped a milk shake.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York came home July 31 with a loud gathering of friends and family — eventually adding a national audience — while munching on a cheeseburger and a shake.

Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

New cardinals prayed as Pope Francis led a consistory June 28 in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Pictured are Cardinals Jean Zerbo of Bamako, Mali; Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain; Anders Arborelius of Stockholm, Sweden; Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun of Pakse, Laos; and Gregorio Rosa Chavez of San Salvador, El Salvador.

VATICAN CITY — Cardinals are not called to be "princes" of the Church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.

Jesus "calls you to serve like Him and with Him, to serve the father and your brothers and sisters," the pope said as he created five new cardinals from five nations June 28.

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

The new cardinals, clockwise from top left: Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius of Stockholm, Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Cardinal-designate Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain and Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, El Salvador

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador.

Brazilian Cardinal Arns, 95, remembered for his fight for human rights

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, known as the "cardinal of the people" and one of the most active voices against Brazil's military dictatorship, died at age 95 in Sao Paulo Dec. 14. Cardinal Arns, the retired archbishop of Sao Paulo, had been hospitalized since Nov. 28 with pneumonia.

SAO PAULO (CNS) -- Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, known as the "cardinal of the people" and one of the most active voices against Brazil's military dictatorship, died in Sao Paulo Dec. 14. The 95-year-old retired archbishop of Sao Paulo had been hospitalized since Nov. 28 with pneumonia.

New cardinals called to be agents of unity in divided world

Pope Francis placed a red biretta on new Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 19. The pope created 17 new cardinals.

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church's 17 new cardinals must dedicate their lives to being ministers of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world — and sometimes a Church — often marked by hostility and division, Pope Francis said.

Even Catholics aren't immune from "the virus of polarization and animosity," the pope told the new cardinals, and "we need to take care lest such attitudes find a place in our hearts."

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