- Jul 12, 2020
Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, retired archbishop of Xalapa, Mexico who was created a cardinal by Pope Francis a little over a year ago, died at the age of 87.
Spanish Cardinal Jose Estepa Llaurens, a former military bishop of Spain, died July 21 in Madrid. He was 93.
Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi, a former official in the Vatican Secretariat of State, died in Rome July 13 at the age of 84.
All eyes are on Sri Lanka Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith after the Easter church bombings in Colombo. Now in the spotlight, Church watchers wonder: Is he now “papabile”?
Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former archbishop of Krakow and longtime secretary to St. John Paul II, celebrated his 80th birthday April 27, ending his eligibility to vote in a conclave.
Rumors suggest Pope Francis may stage a consistory in June, prompting the question of if he’ll name a new American cardinal, and, if so, whom.