Pope Francis chooses 13 new cardinals in the ‘Francis mold’

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 1, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I update you on who Pope Francis has chosen to make cardinals next month. The surprise announcement came after the pope was stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes! In this episode, we break down who has been chosen for a red hat, and what these selections tell us about the pope’s priorities.

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Next, we talk about the fires that have raged in the Amazon rainforest and the tension that is growing between the Catholic church in Brazil and the Bolsonaro administration there. What is it about the Synod on the Amazon that makes the government so nervous?

Finally, we’ll give you an update on the case of Cardinal George Pell, the Australian Cardinal found guilty of sexually abusing a child last year. His most recent appeal was rejected, but the Vatican’s investigation may continue for years.

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Dr.Cajetan Coelho
1 week 2 days ago

They are all men of prayer and action. Wishing the new team strength and stamina. God bless.

J. Calpezzo
1 week ago

Except for the Escriva ad, this was a pleasure to read.

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