Letter from Rome
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Pope Francis has cleverly been able to expand the College of Cardinal's membership to far-flung places
Pope Francis smiles as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square on Oct. 12 in the Vatican. (Photo by AFP)
Pope Francis will create new cardinals — as was already suggested last week — at the end of the church's liturgical year.
(See my analysis here.)
The consistory on Nov. 19, just a day before the last Sunday of the ecclesial calendar, has been described by at least one conservative Italian church writer as "the most liberal in the recent history of the church."
The promotion of vocations must follow the same steps Jesus used when interacting with people
Missionaries of Charity have served in the Himalayan nation since 1978
As President Xi Jinping consolidates his grip on the Party, the state prepares to implement new regulations on religions
Holy See will recognize at least four Beijing-appointed prelates, says source
Brunei and the Indonesian province of Aceh are applying it to all, including non-Muslims