Pope Francis and Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil, walk to a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 20, 2014. In a statement released by the Vatican Sept. 28, 2019, the pope named Damasceno as pontifical commissioner of the Heralds of the Gospel and its religious branches for consecrated men and women. (CNS/Paul Haring)