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Pope Francis and the Return of the ‘Suprema’

Riccardo De Luca
Newly elected Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, right, receives his biretta from Pope Francis as he is elevated in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023.

ANALYSIS: Only one visible presence has remained close to Pope Francis throughout the pontificate — Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández.