- Dec 9, 2019
Indonesia’s new cardinal says the Catholic Church in Asia is a faith lived in diversity, and this is demonstrated within his own country.
Pope Francis opened his charge to 13 new cardinals on Saturday by calling them to compassion.
The Vatican has been making several of the new cardinals in today’s consistory available to the press over the last couple of days, which gave me the opportunity Friday to spend some time with three new Princes of the Church.
When a pope creates new cardinals, he’s not only thinking about picking the man who could eventually be his replacement, but he is also making a statement about what direction he wants the Church to go.
Pope Francis started September by laboring, naming thirteen new cardinals Sunday, including ten eligible to vote for the next pope.
Pope Francis on Sunday announced a consistory for the creation of new cardinals Oct. 5, featuring 13 new red hats total, several of whom are widely considered to be key allies of this papacy.