The cardinals who participated in the consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica all wore face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the message released Nov. 26, Pope Francis described a positive attitude in which believers are immersed in society yet live their baptism in the light of a future life with God.
Father John Lavers, who led a 2012 investigation into allegations of homosexual activity among seminarians at Holy Apostles Seminary, assesses the findings of the McCarrick Report
Speaking off the cuff, Pope Francis said it pained him when he encountered communities that neglected the four authentic hallmarks of the Church.
Initial media reports said that this could be considered the first episcopal ordination to have taken place using the rubrics laid out in the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See.
Gabriele began serving as the German pope’s personal butler in 2007 and five years later, he became embroiled in the Vatican leaks scandal.
Pope Francis requested the meeting last week because he wanted to learn more about the American athletes’ social justice advocacy.