THE VATICAN - The Pope has named 15 new cardinals, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Burma, to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa.
Pope Francis yesterday demoted an outspoken conservative American cardinal who has been highly critical of the pontiff's reformist leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cardinal Sean Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has apologised and asked for forgiveness as his retirement was confirmed by the Vatican.
An invitation has been sent to Pope Francis for him to consider a day visit to Glasgow.
The idea of Pope Francis accepting Archbishop Tartaglia's invitation to come to Glasgow next March at such short notice - short notice for a pope anyway - is not as unlikely as it might first appear.