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Pope Francis tells cardinals: ‘We are jointly responsible for the Church’

In his homily, the pope decried a “cancer of spiritual worldliness”

What was discussed behind closed doors meeting of cardinals?

197 cardinals have followed the call. But what are they discussing, behind closed doors, on Monday and Tuesday? 

Pope Francis creates 20 new cardinals for the Catholic Church

“The Lord wants to bestow on us his own apostolic courage, his zeal for the salvation of every human being, without exception.”

What you need to know about Pope Francis’ next consistory

A consistory is a formal meeting of the College of Cardinals. The pope can convene them for several different reasons.

Pope’s future sparks debate, resignation seems unlikely

Rumors of a resignation also flared last year after Pope Francis underwent colon surgery

Why this August’s extraordinary consistory of cardinals is significant

The last time that Pope Francis summoned the cardinals to an extraordinary consistory was on Feb. 12-13, 2015

What message is Pope Francis sending with his choice of new...

There is a widespread perception in Rome that this year's consistory will be Pope Francis’ last and therefore he wants to set things straight

Who are the 21 new cardinals created by Pope Francis

Pope Francis' choices regarding diocesan bishops confirms his preference to choose dioceses that are not traditionally cardinal sees

Pope tells new cardinals to follow Jesus’ compassionate example

Pope Francis reflected on the importance of being aware of God’s compassion

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