Council of Cardinals

Pope Francis meets with the Council of Cardinals on Feb. 5, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Authors Preface to Book on "Women and Ministries in the Synodal Church"

Jul 15, 2024

Pope Francis has written the preface to the book “Women and Ministries in the Synodal Church,” authored by three theologians and two cardinals who participated in the meeting of the Council of Cardinals, C9, this past February at the Vatican. 

Pope Francis at the general audience at the Vatican on Dec. 6, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN News

Pope Francis’ cardinal advisers hear from 2 female professors on women’s role in the Church

Dec 7, 2023

The pope’s Council of Cardinals has been discussing the role of women in the Church since February 2022.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo reappointed to Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals. Credit: ACI Africa

“Great joy”: SECAM on Reappointment of President to Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals

Mar 8, 2023

The news of the reappointment of the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has been “received with great joy”, the Secretary General of the continental Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa has said.

The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 21, 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope’s Cardinal Advisers Discuss Church’s Efforts to Prevent Abuse

Dec 7, 2022

At Pope Francis’ meeting with his cardinal advisers this week, Cardinal Sean O’Malley reported on the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, now within the Roman Curia.

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Reforms Roman Curia with Launch of Vatican Constitution

Mar 19, 2022

The long-awaited text replaces the 1988 document ‘Pastor bonus.’

Pope Francis takes part in an online meeting of the Council of Cardinals at the Vatican, Sept. 21, 2021. Vatican Media.

Cardinals’ Council Discusses Upcoming Synod on Synodality with Pope Francis

Sep 22, 2021

The pope stressed the importance of listening and “a pastoral attitude.”

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA.

Council of Cardinals Studies Suggested Amendments to Draft of Vatican Constitution

Dec 2, 2020

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met online Tuesday to continue work on the new apostolic constitution to govern the Roman Curia, according to a Vatican statement.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo with ope Francis in Rome.

Congolese Prelate Appointed to Vatican’s Council of Cardinals

Oct 15, 2020

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has been appointed to the Vatican’s Council of Cardinals, whose members have the responsibility of advising Pope Francis.