- Jan 25, 2020
As a thought experiment, ponder who might be the candidate of center-right cardinals in a future papal election. How about Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston?
Marking the 70th birthday of German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI said that even though the cardinal is no longer prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he will continue to have a public role of serving the church.
Cardinal Christian Tumi, the archbishop emeritus of Douala, says a French government policy of preventing “Anglo-Saxon” encroachment in French-speaking Africa is behind Cameroon’s current ‘Anglophone Crisis.’ Protests by the African country’s English-speaking minority have turned violent, and a series of bombs went off overnight between Sunday and Monday.
As Archbishop of Marseille, Cardinal Bernard Panafieu – who died Nov. 12 at the age of 86 – spoke out about business policies that increased poverty in southern France, criticizing the practice of companies moving abroad as “reducing man to a merchandise” and provoking “desperate competition” for scarce resources.
Born in 1942 to a farming family in Sociedad, Bishop José Gregorio Rosa Chávez was ordained a priest of the Diocese of San Miguel in 1970. Under Blessed Oscar Romero, he headed the Archdiocese of San Salvador’s communications office. He will be El Salvador’s first cardinal.