COMMENTARY: While some of the appointments were expected there were also some surprises, as has been customary during his papacy.
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With this consistory, Pope Francis has ‘armored’ the College of Cardinals for several years with red hats appointed by him.
The 63-year-old received the title of cardinal while being treated in the Roman hospital.
Pope Francis elevated Cardinal You to the College of Cardinals in a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica on Aug. 27, 2022.
197 cardinals participated in the extraordinary consistory, the first of its kind in seven years.
Vatican watchers know that the meetings are dedicated to discussing the new constitution of the Roman Curia, Praedicate evangelium.
COMMENTARY: With the creation of Cardinal Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão, there will be five Indian cardinal electors, a sign of the rising importance of the Church in India.
One New Cardinal Did Not Attend the Consistory Due to Heart Problems: Here Is What Pope Francis Said
Cardinal Baawobr also serves as a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, a post he has held since July 2020.
The cardinals received a blessing from both Francis and Benedict and joined them in singing the Salve Regina.
Cardinal-Elect Robert McElroy: Newest (and Youngest) American ‘Red Hat’ a Kindred Spirit of Pope Francis
Like Pope Francis, Cardinal-elect McElroy has a passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment.