Tag Archives: College of Cardinals

“Crazy” rumor about what Francis might do during the August consistory

Posted on 25 August 2022 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: Church news, especially having to do with the papacy, has lately become a hybrid between a long-delayed forensic autopsy and Fawlty Towers, sickeningly hilarious. Yesterday, I saw this tweet from Damian … Continue reading

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What does Cardinal Sodano’s departure as Dean of the College of Cardinals mean?

Father Raymond J. de Souza at the National Catholic Register: The Dec. 21 resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as the dean of the College of Cardinals is the conclusion of a long career, not without controversy. It occasioned a change … Continue reading

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Observations about the newly named Cardinals. Fr Z briefly rants.

From Father Z’s blog: You know what an atomizer is, right?  Think of those bottles of perfume with little squeeze bulbs that send out poofs. To atomize means to break down into discreet parts, to separate something into tiny bits. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis greets Cardinals: Full text.

This morning, Pope Francis met with the Cardinals in the Sala Clementina.  Below please find Vatican Radio’s translation of the full text of the Holy Father’s address to the Cardinals: Brother Cardinals, This period of the Conclave has been filled … Continue reading

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The Holy Father speaks to the College of Cardinals: “I will be near to you”.

Vatican City, 28 February 2013 (VIS) – At 11:00am in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI greeted the College of Cardinals, whose dean, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, addressed a short farewell to the Pope on behalf of all those present. Dear beloved … Continue reading

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