Connect to share and comment

Quebec Archbishop Gerald Lacroix inducted as cardinal at Vatican ceremony

VATICAN CITY - Quebec Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix was formally inducted as a cardinal Saturday at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Lacroix was one of 19 men selected by Pope Francis to take on the senior ecclesiastical post. Retired Pope Benedict XVI was also on hand for the ceremony honouring the new "princes" of the Catholic Church. The appointment means the 56-year-old Lacroix will have a hand in electing the next pope, which is a cardinal's most important task.

Pope Francis inducts new cardinals as predecessor Benedict looks on

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged 19 freshman cardinals to shun rivalries and factions at an induction ceremony on Saturday where his scandal-plagued predecessor, pope Benedict, made a surprise appearance. It was the first time Benedict attended a papal rite since his resignation a year ago. His presence offered the remarkable scene of a former pope, a reigning pope and a potentially future pope in St. Peter's Basilica at the same time.

Pope, cardinals call for end to violence in Ukraine

Pope Francis and cardinals from around the world gathered in Rome called Friday for an end to violence in Ukraine after a day of raging clashes left dozens of people dead in the capital Kiev. "The Holy Father and college of cardinals... hope all violent action in the Ukraine will cease promptly and harmony and peace will be restored," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement, as about 185 cardinals met with the pontiff for closed-door talks on Church issues. jlv/ide/jhb

Pope looks beyond Vatican as reforms take shape

Pope Francis has looked beyond the usual Vatican circles for new cardinals and overhauled the governance of the Vatican bank at the start of a year that heralds key reforms for the Roman Catholic Church. Even some measures that appear limited in scope, like the curtailment of the honorific "monsignor" title and a cut in costs for sainthood applications, are being seen as signals of a will to overhaul the Vatican.

Pope warns future cardinals to avoid partying

Pope Francis has written to the cardinals he is preparing to appoint next month, warning them to steer clear of "worldliness" and "celebrations" and telling them they should retain "a simple and humble heart". Francis has repeatedly warned clerics against being ambitious and has curtailed the use of honorific "monsignor" titles as part of his plans to revamp the Vatican's scandal-tainted bureaucracy and finances.

Cardinal Yeom vows efforts to actualize a church for poor

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's newly appointed cardinal, Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, on Monday vowed efforts to realize Pope Francis' vision of a church serving the poor. The 71-year-old archbishop of Seoul was one of the 19 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday. He is South Korea's third-ever cardinal after late Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1922-2009) and Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk.

Cardinal Yeom vows efforts to actualize a church for poor

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's newly appointed cardinal, Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, on Monday vowed efforts to realize Pope Francis' vision of a church serving the poor. The 71-year-old archbishop of Seoul was one of the 19 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday. He is South Korea's third-ever cardinal after late Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1922-2009) and Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk.

Pope names 19 new cardinals including Seoul archbishop

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) -- Pope Francis will elevate 19 prelates to cardinals, including the archbishop of Seou,l next month, reports said Sunday. Pope Francis has named 19 new cardinals from Asia, Africa, North and South America and elsewhere, and sixteen of them, who are younger than 80, will be eligible to elect the next pope, according to the Associated Press. Yeom Soo-jung, 71, the archbishop of Seoul, is among the sixteen.

Pope names 19 new cardinals including Seoul archbishop

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) -- Pope Francis will elevate 19 prelates to cardinals, including the archbishop of Seou,l next month, reports said Sunday. Pope Francis has named 19 new cardinals from Asia, Africa, North and South America and elsewhere, and sixteen of them, who are younger than 80, will be eligible to elect the next pope, according to the Associated Press. Yeom Soo-jung, 71, the archbishop of Seoul, is among the sixteen.

Pope names 19 new cardinals

Pope Francis on Sunday named 19 new cardinals, 16 of whom will hold voting rights in the conclave that elects the pontiff. The 16 new cardinals under the age of 80 -- who can vote in the conclave -- include four Italians, two from other European countries, five from South America, one North American, two Africans and two Asians. With the geographical division of his first batch of cardinals, the pope appeared to place a greater emphasis on what he terms the "periphery" of the Roman Catholic Church at the expense of the centre.
Syndicate content