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Three pontificates and Vatican II

November 9, 2022 George Weigel 19

On the morning of October 17, 1978, the newly-elected Pope John Paul II concelebrated Mass with the College of Cardinals and pledged that the program of his papacy would be the full implementation of the […]

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Demythologizing conclaves

June 15, 2022 George Weigel 15

Pope Francis’s recent announcement that he will create 21 new cardinals on August 27, 16 of whom would vote in a conclave held after that date, set off the usual flurry of speculations about the […]