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Latest stories: College of Cardinals

Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez (1926-2021). Biblioteca (BCN) Congreso Nacional de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Pope Francis Mourns "self-sacrificing" Cardinal Who Announced Benedict XVI’s Election

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94.

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal George Pell Turns 80, Loses Right to Vote in Papal Conclave

Cardinal George Pell turned 80 years old on Tuesday, losing his eligibility to vote in a future papal conclave.

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda receives the red hat from Pope Francis November 28, 2020. / Vatican Media.

Fostering Family “as domestic church” to Remain Priority for Rwanda’s First Cardinal

The new Cardinal for Rwanda, the first-ever Cardinal in the landlocked Great Rift Valley East African nation, will continue to prioritize family apostolate in what he considers the rebuilding of “internal structures” that the country requires.

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Two Cardinals-designate Will Be Absent from Nov. 28 Consistory, Vatican Confirms

The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday, November 28.

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25.

“It was a big surprise for me, I did not expect it”: Rwanda’s First Cardinal-elect

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25 has described his appointment as “a big surprise” beyond his expectation.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Raises Cardinal Tagle to New Rank of Cardinal Bishop

Pope Francis has raised Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to the rank of cardinal bishop in a new sign of his esteem for the former Archbishop of Manila.

Pope Francis with Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Dean of Cardinals, Sets 5-Year Term Limit

Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as dean of the College of Cardinals and declared that the position will now have a five-year term limit with the possibility of renewal.

Pope Francis waves in St. Peter's Square May 8, 2019. Credit: Lucia Ballester/CNA.

Two New African Cardinals among the 13 to be Appointed in October

Pope Francis announced Sunday he will create 13 new cardinals, from every part of the world, in a consistory Oct. 5. Among them are 10 who are elegible to vote in a future conclave.