Cardinal-designate Dominique Mamberti said the honor binds him even more closely to the pope and the church of Rome.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis has shown how revolutionary he can be by upsetting the unwritten rules that guided clerical careerists.
The creation of new cardinals may determine whether the papacy of Pope Francis is a flash in the pan or a turning point in history.
Faith and Justice: Part of the reason Pope Francis chose "Francis" as his papal name was the saint's "spirit of peace." How will the pope reflect that?
Several key political experts are invited to the Vatican for a one-day meeting Jan. 13 aimed at promoting a cease-fire in Syria, ahead of peace talks slated for Jan. 22.