Cardinal Michael Czerny

Paolo Ruffini, president of the synod’s communication commission (left); Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas (center); and Cardinal Michael Czerny (right) at a press briefing on Oct. 19, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez

Synod on Synodality Poses “no danger to the nature of the Church”: Cardinal Delegate

Oct 19, 2023

Cardinal Michael Czerny made his assessment one day after Synod delegates were presented with a theologian’s sweeping vision for the hierarchical Church.

Cardinal Michael Czerny. | Pablo Esparza/CNA

Catholic Universities Should do More to Respond to Environmental Issues, Vatican Cardinal

Mar 14, 2023

The cardinal who is seen as Pope Francis’ point man on the environment said in an address at Gonzaga University last week that universities, especially Catholic universities, have a major role to play in constructing a plan to “care for our common home.”

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience on Oct. 26, 2022. | Vatican Media

In World Peace Day message, Pope Francis asks, "What did we learn from the pandemic?"

Dec 16, 2022

In a message sent to heads of state across the world, Pope Francis has asked leaders to reflect on what lessons can be learned three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/ null

Ghanaian Cardinal’s Retirement as Head of Vatican Dicastery Accepted, Interim Head Named

Dec 23, 2021

The dicastery will be led for now by Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.

Pope Francis visits Rome’s Astalli Center on Sept. 10, 2013. Vatican Media.

Refugees are Ending Up in a "desert of humanity": Pope Francis

Nov 16, 2021

‘The number of people forced to flee their homelands continues to grow,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Welcomes 11-foot-tall Puppet Symbolizing Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Sep 10, 2021

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.

Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the migrants and refugees section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA.

Immigrants are Essential, COVID-19 Shows: Vatican-based Jesuit Cardinal

May 17, 2020

The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious; it has also highlighted that immigrants are essential to the fabric of our society, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.