VATICAN CITY – Cardinal-electors are caught in a Catch-22. They are eager to give the world a new pope; however, they need time to pick the right leader, said South Africa's cardinal.
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Chanting the Litany of the Saints, asking a host of holy men and women to help them, the cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in procession, aware of their enormous responsibility to elect a new pope.
VATICAN CITY – Even though a conclave to elect a new pope has not yet started, the papal tailors have the white cassock ready for the new pontiff when he appears less than an hour after his election on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.
Collins told Catholic News Service Feb. 26, "Each cardinal brings his own sense of what are the key issues, but they will be very much determined by where he's coming from."
Cardinals Thomas Collins of Toronto and Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum, Sudan.
Christians must be willing to risk civil disobedience and suffer its consequences as Western society lapses into denial of objective truth, says McGill University professor Douglas Farrow.
VATICAN CITY – The Clementine Hall is traditionally the place where cardinals bid farewell to popes at the end of a pontificate, but usually when the pope in question is lying in state before his funeral.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is the means by which Catholics receive the forgiveness of God. Its purpose is to provide healing for the soul as well as to regain the grace of God.
VATICAN CITY – Vatican officials have condemned some press coverage of the papal transition.
A small group of men from Wetaskiwin are taking an active stance against abortion.