Cardinal

  • Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation as D.C. archbishop

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl from his post as the archbishop of Washington, D.C. In a letter released Friday by the Vatican, from the pope to Wuerl, the pontiff confirms he has accepted the archbishop’s resignation and lauds Wuerl for putting the church’s interests over his own personal...
  • German cardinal urges pastoral care of gay couples

    Questions about whether a German cardinal and adviser to Pope Francis suggested he could envision church blessings for same-sex couples have led the German Bishops Conference to release a translation of his remarks, in which they seek to clarify that he was endorsing pastoral care for gay Catholics rather...
  • Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals

    Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not “princes” in a world where innocents are dying from wars and terrorism, slavery persists and refugee camps often are living hells. Reflecting Francis’ attention to the poor, three of the...