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Cardinal-designate José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán was sent a WhatsApp message by his sister (CNS)

Panama bishop received news of his appointment on his smartphone

Archbishop Alberto Suárez Inda will be made a cardinal on February 14 (CNS/David Agren)

Cardinal-designate serves in state where five priests have been killed in the past 15 years

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion

In Mexico, 26 per cent of respondents rated Francis as 'mediocre' or 'poor' (CNS)

But Catholics in five continents are united in their approval of Pope Francis

Teachers from southern Mexico camp in Zocalo Square (Photo: CNS)

Mass attendance falls and cardinal stays away as teachers take over central square