Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez Archives - Crux



  • 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.

  • Pope names new cardinals from Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador

    Pope names new cardinals from Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador

    • May 21, 2017

    In what has become a trademark of this pontificate, Francis blindsided long-time Vatican watchers and even most of his closest collaborators when he announced the names of five new cardinals today. He did so at the end of his Sunday Regina Coeli prayer, which during the Easter season replaces the traditional Angelus.