- Jul 25, 2021
Pakistan’s new cardinal shows restraint on some controversial issues, which he insists reflects the atmosphere in which he lives.
Pope Francis is creating 14 new cardinals today, and several have been offering their perspectives and experiences this week.
Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria says the issues raised by a German proposal for inter-communion with Protestants don’t just affect one country.
Realizing he could no longer minister directly to poor people as he used to in Buenos Aires, a newly elected Pope Francis found another secret “street priest” to act in his place — Cardinal-designate Konrad Krajewski.
Cardinal-designate Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda of Osaka was more surprised than anyone at the news he is to become a cardinal.
Cardinal-designate Desire Tsarahazana of Toamasina, Madagascar, is a quiet leader who is as comfortable talking to political leaders in plush offices as he is walking long distances to converse with people in remote villages, said a Catholic Relief Services official.
The Church must play a proactive role in facing serious challenges in Iraqi society that include violations of the rights of Christians, said Cardinal-designate Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic patriarch.
When he was named secretary of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, Cardinal-designate Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer marveled at being unexpectedly thrust into the limelight.