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New cardinals quarantine in pope’s hotel ahead of ceremony


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Pope installs new cardinals to set future direction of church

Pope installs new cardinals to set future direction of churchPope Francis installed new cardinals on Saturday, putting his stamp on the future of the Roman Catholic Church with men who share his vision for social justice, the rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam. Francis has now appointed more than half of the 128 cardinal electors, increasing the possibility that the next pope will continue his progressive policies.



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UPDATE 2-Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future

UPDATE 2-Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's futurePope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on social issues. Ten of them are under the age of 80 and may one day be called to elect Francis’ successor, increasing the possibility that the next pope will continue his policies.



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Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future

Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's futurePope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on social issues. Ten of them are under the age of 80 and may one day be called to elect Francis’ successor, increasing the possibility that the next pope will continue his policies. The new group, which includes bishops and archbishops from Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia and Guatemala, will be installed at a ceremony known as a consistory on Oct. 5.



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US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in future

US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in futureVATICAN CITY (AP) — Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit said Friday that the downfall of their former colleague, Theodore McCarrick, was sad for the Catholic church but they hoped a new spirit of accountability would prevent future cover-ups of bishop misconduct.



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Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandal

Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandalVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year.



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Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuseTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic Church into the church's global sex abuse and cover-up scandal.



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Vatican preparing response to archbishop's accusations, cardinals say

Vatican preparing response to archbishop's accusations, cardinals sayThe statement came at the end of the first day of a three-day meeting of the “C-9″, a group of nine cardinals from around the world who meet with the pope at the Vatican several times a year to advise him on Church matters. In an 11-page statement published on Aug. 26, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Vatican ambassador to Washington, launched an unprecedented broadside by a Church insider against the pope and a long list of Vatican and U.S. Church officials. The cardinals’ statement said they had expressed their “total solidarity with the pope over events of the last few weeks” and added that the Holy See was preparing “eventual and necessary clarifications”.



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Arizona Cardinals Pick Cindy McCain As Honorary Captain For Season Opener Against Washington

Arizona Cardinals Pick Cindy McCain As Honorary Captain For Season Opener Against WashingtonCindy McCain is the latest member of her family to get the tribute treatment



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Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinalsBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor. Presiding at a ceremony known as a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis told the new cardinals that their mission was to serve the poor and the Church and not seek privileges. Francis has now chosen 59 of the 125 cardinal electors under 80 years old who would be eligible to enter a conclave after his death or resignation.



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