Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ, takes possession of his titular church in Rome, the Church of the Gesù, on Dec. 8, 2022. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Cardinal Denies Involvement in Papal Election Reform, Calling Reports "a pure lie"

Nov 6, 2023

Reports said Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda had been tasked by Pope Francis with drafting revisions to conclaves.

Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti with Pope Francis | Vatican Media

ANALYSIS: How to Interpret Pope Francis’ Choice of New Cardinals

Jul 11, 2023

With his ninth consistory in 10 years of his pontificate, Pope Francis will lock down his influence on the College of Cardinals for the next conclave, considering the overwhelming majority of cardinals will have been created by him.

Pope Francis holds an Ordinary Public Consistory in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, May 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

Who Will Vote for a New Pope after Francis? A Look at the Cardinals by the Numbers

Aug 25, 2022

On Aug. 27, Pope Francis will create 20 new cardinals, bringing the total number in the college to 229. 

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

Jun 8, 2021

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