St. Paul VI declared that after reaching the age of 80, a cardinal loses the right to elect the Roman Pontiff and, therefore, the right to take part in the conclave.
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Bishop Cornelius Sim, his country’s first native-born priest and a 1988 graduate of the Steubenville university, discusses his selection by Pope Francis.
With the Nov. 28 consistory, Francis will have chosen 75 cardinal electors eligible to vote in the next conclave.
Cardinal Re’s election follows the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 92, who was elected dean of the College of Cardinals in 2005.
Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, the president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, discusses the different issues and challenges Europe currently faces in a wide-ranging interview.
Pope Francis said Sept. 1 that 'their origin expresses the missionary vocation of the Church, which continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all people on earth.'
The planned initiative proposes to provide information about how cardinals have addressed clergy sexual abuse and other key issues.
On Thursday, Francis created 14 cardinals at a consistory ceremony.