THE POPE TO NEW CARDINALS: THE CHURCH NEEDS US TO BUILD PEACE WITH OUR WORKSVatican City, 22 February 2014 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated an Ordinary Public Consistory during which he created nineteen new cardinals, to whom he imposed the biretta, consigned the ring and assigned the title or diaconate church.
CONCLUSION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY CONSISTORY ON THE FAMILYVatican City, 22 February 2014 (VIS) - The director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., has issued a press release to report that the final session of the extraordinary consistory took place yesterday, Friday 21 February, from 4.30 to 6.45 p.m.
POPE FRANCIS GREETS UKRAINIAN CARDINALS AND PRAISES CARDINAL KASPER'S "KNEELING THEOLOGY"Vatican City, 21 February 2014 (VIS) - The second and final day of the extraordinary Consistory of the College of Cardinals to reflect on theme of the family began at 9:30 a.m. this morning in the New Synod Hall.
CONSISTORY: THE CARDINALS AND THE POPE CONDEMN VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND EXPRESS CONCERN FOR CURRENT CONFLICTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLDVatican City, 21 February 2014 (VIS) - This morning, 150 cardinals participated in the extraordinary consistory on the family, reported Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, in today's briefing for journalists. He also communicated that the cardinals had expressed their warmest wishes to Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli, who celebrates his 90th birthday today, and that at 7 a.m. they concelebrated Holy Mass with the Pope in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. The participants in the Consistory entrusted to Father Lombardi the reading of the following declaration, approved by the Holy Father, which summarises the thoughts of the Pope and the College of Cardinals:
The visits of courtesy to the new cardinals will take place on Saturday February 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the places indicated below,
On Sunday February 23 at 10 a.m., in Saint Peter's Basilica, the pope will celebrate mass. All the cardinals will concelebrate.
CONSISTORY AND COURTESY VISITS OF NEW CARDINALS
Vatican City, 19 February 2014 (VIS) - In St. Peter's Basilica at 11 a.m. on Saturday 22 February Pope Francis will celebrate an ordinary public consistory for the creation of eighteen [sic] new cardinals during which he will impose the biretta, consign the ring and assign them their title or diaconate, according to a communique released today by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.
The same afternoon, from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m., the new cardinals will receive all those who wish to pay them a courtesy visit, in the following locations in the Paul VI Hall and Apostolic Palace:
Atrium of the Paul VI Hall: Cardinals Vincent Gerard Nichols, Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X, Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F. and Kelvin Edward Felix.
Paul VI Hall: Cardinals Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung, Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I., Chibly Langlois, Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist., Gualtiero Bassetti and Mario Aurelio Poli.
Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace: Cardinals Pietro Parolin and Lorenzo Baldisseri.
Sala Ducale of the Apostolic Palace: Cardinals Gerhard Ludwig Müller and Beniamino Stella.
On Sunday 23 February, at 10 a.m. in the Vatican basilica, the Holy Father will preside at a concelebrated Mass with the new cardinals.
[Note: the above mentions only eighteen new cardinals because Cardinal-designate Loris Francesco Capovilla will not be attending and will receive the cardinalitial ring and red biretta later.]
THE COUNCIL OF CARDINALS WILL CONTINUE TO MEET IN COMING MONTHSVatican City, 19 February 2014 (VIS) - The Council of the eight cardinals continued its work yesterday afternoon, in a meeting dedicated to the examination of the information presented to the cardinals yesterday and on Monday by the Commission for Reference on the the Organisation of the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See (COSEA) and the Commission for Reference on the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), reported Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, in the third of this week's daily briefings for journalists.
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