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Making a Diverse College of Cardinals Work

A college of strangers is not, presumably, what Pope Francis wanted to accomplish with his diversification of the world cardinalate. But unless he begins gathering the men who will choose his successor on a more regular basis, the cardinals will enter a future conclave as strangers who will likely rely on the world press for information about men they really should know from personal experience.

On the Death, and Aging, of Princes

The death of Cardinal Bernardin Gantin of Benin this past May 13 marked the passing of one of world Catholicism’s noblemen. Born in what was then the French colony of Dahomey in 1922, a mere 40 years after the first Catholic missionaries had arrived in that West African land, Bernardin Gantin was ordained a priest […]