The Vatican today confirmed what has been rumoured for some time: a consistory for the creation of cardinals to be held on February 22nd next year.
The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., made the following declaration this morning:
“On the occasion of the meeting of the 'Council of Cardinals' scheduled for early next October (1-3 October) and the subsequent meeting of the Synod Council (7-8 October), the Pope has informed the participants of his intention to convoke a Consistory for the creation of new cardinals on the occasion of the Feast of the Cathedral of St. Peter, 22 February. Pope Francis has decided to communicate his decision to convoke...READ MORE