- Dec 8, 2019
One was exiled to Siberia for anti-Soviet activities. One volunteered to replace one of the six Jesuits gunned down during El Salvador’s civil war. One suffered a demotion in the post-9/11 era as a casualty of the Vatican’s bungled Islam policy.
After the consistory to create new cardinals on Oct. 5, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.
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”?
News round-up on Friday in Italy.
A German prelate widely considered to be one of Pope Francis’s closest allies has said the current clerical abuse crisis is being used by papal opponents as a platform to expel Francis from the papacy and to elect a new pontiff that suits their agenda.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II.