Cardinal Arborelius talked to Catholic News Service about the recent consistory and Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia.
Christian humility implies placing one’s desire to maintain appearances or selfish interests aside and instead putting the well-being of others first, said Cardinal Robert W. McElroy of San Diego.
Pope Francis opened the basilica’s holy door as part of the annual penitential rite and was the first pope to do so since 1294. He also prayed before the relics of St. Celestine, whose tomb lies inside the basilica.
Five of the new saints are from Italy, three from France, one from India and one from the Netherlands.
These three authors offer helpful and complementary perspectives on the question, “Who am I?”
“I don’t know” can become the beginning of prayer and lead us to a deeper relationship with God and each other.