- Feb 17, 2020
Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, who clashed with Nicaragua’s Sandinista leaders and later reconciled with them, died Sunday at age 92, the country’s Catholic Church announced.
Although it is not unusual for a pope to set aside temporarily the limit of 120 cardinals under the age of 80, Pope Francis has done so in a way that could last for more than a year.
Celebrating the funeral of a disgraced Scottish cardinal, the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales invoked the mercy of God and asked for prayers of healing.
Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the former Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh who resigned in 2013 after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him, died on Monday at the age of 80.
People of the southwest Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea face dual threats from rising sea levels and the advent of undersea mining for valuable metals, the country’s first cardinal said during a visit to the nation’s capital.
Cardinal Karl Lehmann, longtime president of the German bishops’ conference and a respected theologian who participated in the Second Vatican Council, died March 11.