Father Raymond J. de Souza is the founding editor of Convivium magazine.
To adequately understand the pontificate of Pope Francis, it is as necessary to pay attention to what is not said and what is not done as it is to what is said and is done. The announcement of a consistory to create 21 new cardinals in August is a case in point. Three cases bear special note.
No Cardinal for Kyiv
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will be passed over for the eight consecutive time by Pope Francis. Given the war raging in Ukraine, Patriarch Sviatoslav would certainly have been proposed to the Holy Father as an opportunity to show solidarity Ukraine. …