- Jul 15, 2020
After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.
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.
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.
Pope Francis on Thursday created 14 new cardinals, 11 of whom will be able to choose his successor in an eventual conclave.
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.