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Lithuania, Ukraine holding elections amid pandemic

Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic, polls opened Sunday for elections that could impact government leaders' future in two East European nations. In Lithuania, a parliamentary runoff is likely to change its government. And, in Ukraine, local elections are a popularity test for last year's elected former comedian-turned president.

New Cardinal-elects express surprise and gratitude

Reaction from the clerics Pope Francis has chosen to collaborate with him as Cardinals is beginning to come in. As Vatican News becomes aware of their reactions, we will continue to post them here.

Blast kills students in Afghanistan

A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan has killed at least 24 people, including students.

New Cardinals come from all corners of the earth

They come from Africa, Asia (Brunei and the Philippines), North and South America and Italy. In addition, there is a particular accent on the sons of St Francis during the year in which the Encyclical "Fratelli tutti" was published. Short biographies of the 13 new Cardinals Pope Francis announced on Sunday follow.

Pope names 13 new cardinals, including Wilton Gregory of Washington

On Sunday Pope Francis announced the creation of 13 new cardinals, including American Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, making him the first African-American to get a red hat.

Pope Francis appeals for end to unrest in Nigeria

The Pope on Sunday expresses his concern at continuing violence in Nigeria, and appeals for social harmony in the promotion of justice and the common good.

Pope announces a consistory for the creation of 13 new cardinals

On 28 November, there will be 13 new additions to the College of Cardinals: 9 are under 80 years of age, among them is the Guardian of Sacro Convento in Assisi, Father Mauro Gambetti.

Pope at Angelus: love of God and neighbour fundamental to Christian life

Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus tells the faithful in St Peter’s Square that love is the cornerstone of Jesus’ teaching.

Franciscan university honors patriarch for theological work on ecology

Paying tribute to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople for his contributions to the theology and spirituality of care for the environment, the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum awarded him an honorary doctorate.

University’s McGivney collection documents sainthood candidate’s legacy

The campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington is graced with a statue of Father Michael J. McGivney outside McGivney Hall on campus, but inside its archives is a special collection on the legacy of the soon-to-be-beatified founder of the Knights of Columbus.