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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 offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God": Pope Francis

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new liturgical year.

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Enrico Feroci Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican.

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: May the cross and resurrection always be your goal

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, November 28 urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection.

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 Kigali Archdiocese among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday, October 25.

African Prelate among 13 New Cardinals to be Created November 28, First-ever for Rwanda

Pope Francis on Sunday, October 25, named 13 new cardinals including Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese who is expected to become the first-ever Cardinal in the landlocked nation in the Great Rift Valley located at the convergence between African Great Lakes region and East Africa.

Pope Francis places the red biretta on Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to imitate Christ’s compassionate heart

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, encouraging each of them to ask for the grace to have a compassionate heart like Christ.

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.