Cardinals, Climate and McCarrick
Pope Francis plans to appoint 13 new Cardinals in a consistory on October 5th. There are currently 215 members of the sacred college, of whom 180 of whom are voting –that is, they are under the canonical limit of having reached the venerable limit of being octogenarian. Ageism! I dare say, for there are any number of them I would rather have vote after that venerable milestone than others a good deal younger.
What this does mean is that a majority of the cardinals who will cast a vote in the next conclave will have been appointed by Pope Francis. Take