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By Simone Orendain Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — The Philippines’ newly named cardinal works in the heart of the country’s Muslim region, and Muslims as well as Catholics praised him and his work. The chief peace negotiator of the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, whose administrative camp is on ...read more
  By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Cardinal-designate Beniamino Stella joins the College of Cardinals Feb. 22, he will bring with him decades of experience working in developing nations and handling highly-charged situations of conflict. Twenty years working as a papal nuncio and six years serving as head of the ...read more
By Lise Alves Catholic News Service SAO PAULO (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro said he was surprised that Pope Francis named him a cardinal, but friends and thousands of Brazilian Catholics saw it coming. At the end of World Youth Day in July in Rio de Janeiro, several Brazilian newspapers and ...read more
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Archbishop Gualtiero Bassetti said a parishioner told him he’d been named a cardinal by Pope Francis, and “my jaw dropped” when he found out it was true. The 71-year-old archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve and president of the bishops’ conference of Umbria in central Italy ...read more
By Ezra Fieser Catholic News Service SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Haiti’s new cardinal is known as a tireless worker, an advocate for the people and someone who never forgot his impoverished childhood. Pope Francis named the first Haitian cardinal Jan. 12 when he selected Bishop Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, 55, president of ...read more
By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service LIVERPOOL, England (CNS) — It was not in the silence of a dimly lit church or in the cool hush of an evening breeze that Vincent Nichols recognized he had a vocation to the priesthood, but in the heaving swell and bustle of a soccer crowd. A lifelong supporter ...read more
ByEzra Fieser Catholic News Service SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua, joined his mother to listen to the public announcement that Pope Francis was elevating him to the College of Cardinals. Cardinal-designate Brenes told reporters Jan. 12 he “wanted to cry and to be grateful to the Virgin, ...read more
Read a brief overview of Cardinal Lacroix's life, his values, and accomplishments as Archbishop of Quebec City. ...read more
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his dual roles as coordinator of the Roman Curia and chief Vatican diplomat, Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin has said he hopes to imitate the joy and the simplicity with which Pope Francis has carried out his ministry. The pope announced Jan. 12 that Archbishop Parolin, ...read more
By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Since being named archbishop of Buenos Aires in March, Cardinal-designate Mario Aurelio Poli has shown similarities in the pastoral approach of his predecessor, Pope Francis. “He’s a lower-profile person, he listens a lot, talks little and is very friendly,” said Jose Maria Poirier, director of ...read more