- Sep 19, 2020
Cardinal Marian Jaworski, a close friend of St. John Paul II and former Latin-rite archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine, died Sept. 5 at the age of 94.
Cardinal Adrianus Simonis, the former archbishop of Utrecht, died Wednesday at the age of 88.
Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, retired prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, died July 17 at the age of 80.
Cardinal Renato Corti, a popular retreat master and spiritual director, died May 12 at the age of 84.
For those of us fascinated by the Vatican and its vicissitudes, here’s a lockdown-inspired thought experiment: What would happen if Pope Francis were to die or resign right now?
Pope Francis has approved the election of Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re as dean of the College of Cardinals and of Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as the subdean.