Pope Francis embraces new cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell of the US during a Consistory ceremony to install 17 new cardinals in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The issue of immigration underpinned Saturday morning’s traditionally solemn yet spectacular “Red Hat” ceremony in the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where (...)

Cardinal-designate: Pope Francis and Kevin Farrell. Photograph courtesy of the diocese of Dallas

He thought the phone call was a practical joke. Kevin Farrell, a former bishop of Dallas, was in his office one morning, a couple of months ago, when(...)