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Pope Francis waves at the end of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis waves at the end of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square

Vatican Weekend for October 15, 2016

14/10/2016 12:30

Vatican Weekend for October 15, 2016 begins with Pope Francis’ announcement of a new consistory and his appeal for an urgent ceasefire in Syria. And, the spotlight on the death penalty: why a former supervisor of death row executions underwent a radical change of heart.

Cardinal designate and Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, Mario Zenari

Cardinal designate and Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, Mario Zenari

Mario Zenari: a Cardinal for the suffering people of Syria

10/10/2016 15:58

One of the first names Pope Francis pronounced when he announced 17 new cardinals was that of the Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, Archbishop Mario Zenari.

 

Cardinal designate Kevin Farrell

Cardinal designate Kevin Farrell

Prefect for Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life appointed Cardinal

10/10/2016 15:31

The recently appointed Prefect for the Pontifical Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is one of the 17 men who will receive a red hat in the Vatican during the next Consistory. Bishop Kevin J. Farrell was nominated by Pope Francis to become a new Cardinal during a Consistory in November.

 

Archbishop Tobin receives Pallium from Pope Francis in 2013

Archbishop Tobin receives Pallium from Pope Francis in 2013

Cardinal designate Tobin asks for prayers

10/10/2016 15:09

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin is asking for prayers as he prepares to be installed in the College of Cardinals in November. The Archbishop of Indianapolis is one of the 17 nominated by Pope Francis to become a new Cardinal during the Consistory on 19 November in St. Peter’s Basilica.

 

Pope announces 17 new Cardinals in consistory during Angelus

Pope announces 17 new Cardinals in consistory during Angelus

Pope announces 17 new Cardinals in consistory

09/10/2016 12:51

Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus on Sunday announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals. A consistory will be held on the 19 of November, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy.