Pope Expands Ranks of Cardinals Who'll Likely Pick Successor
With a solemn ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis has expanded the ranks of churchmen now eligible to vote for his successor in case he dies or resigns.
Pope Names 21 New Cardinals, From Asia, Africa, Elsewhere
Pope Francis has announced he will elevate 21 churchmen to the rank of cardinal in a ceremony at the Vatican in late August. Among those tapped by the pontiff to receive the prestigious red hat will be two prelates from India and one each based in Mongolia, Ghana, Nigeria, Singapore, East Timor, Paraguay and Brazil, in keeping with Francis’ determination...