Category Archives: Conclave

11 U.S. cardinals to enter conclave

Eleven U.S. cardinals will take part in the conclave beginning tomorrow to elect a new pope. (CNS graphic/Paul Haring and Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

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Alphabetical list of cardinal electors’ first names in Latin

VATICAN CITY — Here is an alphabetical list of the cardinal electors’ first names in Latin, in the accusative case, which is likely to be that used when announcing the name of the new pope. Several cardinals are listed twice … Continue reading

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Twelve to watch as cardinals gather in Rome

UPDATES: Here are more names we’ve added to our list of influential cardinals after we published the article below: — Boston prelate known for humility, humor, crisis management (Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley) — Italian cardinal sees holiness, prayer as key to vocations (Cardinal … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wuerl urges Catholics to pray for conclave

ROME (CNS) — At the March 10 Mass he celebrated at his titular church, the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains), Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl urged members of the media  –a large part of the congregation … Continue reading

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Boston cardinal draws blockbuster crowd of fans to tiny church

ROME (CNS) — It took a “papabile” American cardinal as guest celebrant one Sunday to fill the pews of a small Roman church, which is normally trafficked only by hordes of backpack-slinging tourists. Instead of dog-eared guidebooks in hand, people … Continue reading

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Deploring ‘gossip, misinformation and sometimes slander’

VATICAN CITY — Vatican officials released a pair of unusual statements Saturday condemning some press coverage of the papal transition. A communiqué from the Secretariat of State called “deplorable” the “widespread distribution of often unverified, unverifiable or completely false news … Continue reading

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