Pope Francis

Cardinals attend a consistory led by Pope Francis as he names 20 new cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
Francis has also overturned the tradition of choosing bishops who are in charge of prestigious dioceses or Vatican departments as cardinals.
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, apostolic vicar of Pakse, Laos, places his hands on a new bishop during a 2010 ordination Mass. (CNS CNS photo/UCAN handout via EPA)
Catholic News Service May 25, 2017
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, who will become the first cardinal from Laos, is an ethnic Khmu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China.
Archbishop Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, pictured in a 2016 photo, is one of five new cardinals Pope Francis will create at a June 28 consistory. (CNS photo/Marta Perez, EPA)
Although past archbishops from Barcelona have been named cardinals, Archbishop Omella said he was still surprised by the announcement.
Pope Francis talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican May 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-TRUMP-MEET May 24, 2017
Gerard O’Connell May 25, 2017
Media reports that the meeting was “cold” are “a gross misinterpretation,” a Vatican source told America.
Pope Francis poses with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, during a private audience at the Vatican May 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-TRUMP-MEET May 24, 2017.
The Editors May 24, 2017
How are church leaders and Vatican watchers responding to the highly anticipated visit?
America Films May 24, 2017

In their first ever meeting, Pope Francis focused his message to Trump on peace.