- Mickey Conlon
- Nov 3, 2019
It may be 30 years since Cardinal Michael Czerny left the Jesuit-run Central American University in El Salvador, but it’s not a place that has forgotten him.
Amid a British investigation into sexual abuse, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster is expected to face questions regarding the way his archdiocese handled allegations of misconduct made against his predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin told a journalist Friday that he heard rumors shortly after his 2017 arrival in the Archdiocese of Newark about the sexual misconduct of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He said he did not investigate those rumors because he found them unbelievable.
“The Holy Father knows well what I think, and knows he has a supporter in me for his reforms,” Cardinal-designate Antonio dos Santos Marto of Leiria-Fatima said.
Cardinal-designate Giuseppe Petrocchi believes the pope named him a cardinal as a gesture of solidarity and charity to a diocese devastated by a 2009 earthquake.
Cardinal designate Pedro Barreto Jimeno once faced death threats for speaking out about pollution from a smelter that threatened the health of people living high in the Andes Mountains.
El Salvador’s Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez called the upcoming canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero a “gift from God” and is optimistic it can bring hope to his troubled homeland and to the Catholic Church.
Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, will be returning to Australia to face decades-old charges of sexual offenses against minors, charges he has consistently denied. At a brief appearance before journalists in Rome this morning, the cardinal says he now has a chance finally to clear his name.