Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich processes from Holy Name Cathedral following the funeral Mass of Cardinal Francis George in Chicago. Monsignor Cupich was among the 17 new cardinals named by Pope Francis. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune via AP/File)
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When Pope Francis visited Albania in 2014, he was brought to tears by a priest's description of the two decades of imprisonment, torture and forced labor he suffered under Albania's brutal communist rulers for refusing to renounce his Catholic faith.On Sunday, Francis honored the Rev. Ernest Troshani Simoni's witness by naming him to the College of Cardinals.Troshani, who turns 88 later this month and uses his Troshani birthplace as one of his names, was one of 17 new cardinals named by Francis who will be formally elevated at a Vatican ceremony Nov. 19 . As Troshani recounted his ordeal, Francis -- who was reading along an Italian translation of his remarks -- became visibly moved, at one point tearing up. When he finished, Troshani knelt before the pope.
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