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Pope at pallium Mass: Jesus wants disciples unafraid to aid others

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God wants his disciples to bring his mercy and love to everyone, everywhere on earth, which means it may cost them their “good name,” comfort and their life, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending the weak or hopeless and becoming a servant to those most in need is the best promotion one can ever receive, Pope Francis told new and old cardinals. “None … Continue reading

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Madagascar’s cardinal-designate works quietly for improvements for poor

By Bronwen Dachs  Catholic News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Desire Tsarahazana of Toamasina, Madagascar, is a quiet leader who is as comfortable talking to political leaders in plush offices as he is walking long distances to … Continue reading

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Peru’s cardinal-designate received death threats for opposing smelter

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Pedro Barreto Jimeno once faced death threats for speaking out about pollution from a smelter that threatened the health of people living high in the Andes Mountains. Now … Continue reading

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Cardinal-designate Becciu named prefect of congregation for saints

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Giovanni Angelo Becciu is one of the very few new cardinals not completely surprised in late May when Pope Francis announced the names of the 14 churchmen he intended to induct into the … Continue reading

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The pope’s man in Rome: Vicar for Rome diocese to become cardinal

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Angelo De Donatis met Pope Francis five years ago when the pope invited himself to the Holy Thursday lunch that another of the cardinals-designate hosts each year. A few … Continue reading

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Newly named Spanish cardinal vows to promote religious life

By Jonathan Luxmoore  Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Spain’s newest cardinal has said his appointment confirms the pope’s determination to keep religious orders center stage in the church’s life and mission. “The religious have faced a certain incomprehension … Continue reading

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