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  • Pope to new cardinals: You’re not called to be ‘Princes of the Church’

    Pope to new cardinals: You’re not called to be ‘Princes of the Church’

    • Jun 28, 2017

    In a consistory ceremony on Tuesday widely seen as a surprise when Pope Francis announced it in May, the pontiff created five new cardinals, including four from countries that have never had one before. Francis told the new cardinals they were not being called to become “Princes of the Church,” but rather followers of Jesus with their eyes open to the realities of sin.

  • As Pope Francis gives Sweden a cardinal, what’s behind his Scandinavian push?

    As Pope Francis gives Sweden a cardinal, what’s behind his Scandinavian push?

    • Jun 26, 2017

    Although the plates were already shifting towards Sweden as the lead actor for Catholicism in the Nordic countries before Francis came along, the signs of interest and favor have multiplied on his watch, including giving Sweden its first-ever cardinal this week. Evangelical opportunities, immigration and ecumenism may all lie in the background of the pope’s Swedish outreach.