Pope names 15 cardinal electors, most from global South

VATICAN CITY — Underscoring the geographical diversity of his selections, Pope Francis named 15 cardinal electors “from 14 nations of every continent, showing the inseparable link between the church of Rome and the particular churches present in the world.” In addition to 15 new electors, Pope Francis named five new cardinals who are over the […]

Sister Vandana Narayan, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts: Consecrated life, blessings, challenges

About 17 years ago, I felt the call of Christ to enter the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. My family was not happy about this choice. Even my parish priest, unfamiliar with the sisters, would not give me permission to go on a vocation camp organized by them in Bhubaneswar, India. […]

Manila’s Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle prepares for the arrival of Pope Francis in the presence of the poor

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, blesses the lot of a housing project in Pasay City during a Jan. 11 ground-breaking ceremony. The building will house 67 of the families living along a creek and roughly 300 families already living in their own tiny apartments. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)   MANILA, Philippines — “Today I […]

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