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Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, Mali, is among five new cardinals to be created by Pope Francis at a June 28 Vatican consistory. (CNS photo/Nicolas Remene, EPA) 
Kevin Clarke June 15, 2017
Pope Francis will create five new cardinals at a consistory in Rome scheduled for June 28.
Pope Francis waves during an evening prayer vigil with young people at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on April 8. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
The yearbook tracks the Catholic population, both by a head count of the baptized in each country and as a percentage of the world's population.
In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd from the window of the Pope's summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
John Paul liked scrambled eggs on bacon for breakfast. Benedict spent his free time playing the piano, reading, listening to classical music.
Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, lays hands on Deacon Andy Galles during his ordination into the priesthood on June 3 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. (CNS photo/Jerry L Mennenga)
Pope Francis and members of his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters.
World Youth Day pilgrims listen as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Conn., speaks in 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Krakow, Poland. The October 2018 Synod of Bishops at the Vatican will focus on young people. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
The Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16-to 29-year-olds around the world.
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John W. O’Malley June 13, 2017
Largely forgotten today, Ignaz von Döllinger was one of the most widely respected Catholic intellectuals of his day.