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Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims during his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope names 24 new cardinals

List includes a large number of Italians but not Archbishop Nichols of Westminster or Archbishop Dolan of New York

Rumours abound that a consistory will take place next month. Above: cardinals assemble in St Peter's Basilica in 2007 (Photo: PA)

Apartments in Rome are ‘already being readied’ for a consistory on November 20 and 21, according to a source

It should no longer be seen as a halfway house for disaffected Anglo-Catholics ‘defecting’ from the Church of England

Archbishop Wuerl will be in charge of setting up the US ordinariate (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Wuerl has been appointed to lead efforts to establish an Anglican Ordinariate in the US

Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl speaks at a press conference at the US bishops' headquarters (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Archbishop Wuerl of Washington: upgrading of punishment is not a sign of disrespect towards women

Fr Federico Lombardi, right, and Mgr Charles Scicluna present the new norms at the Vatican (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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