Pope Francis Names New Cardinals…

Here are the names of the new Cardinals:

1. Pietro Parolin, Titular Archbishop of Acquapendente, Secretary of State

2. Lorenzo Baldisseri, Titular Archbishop of Diocleziana, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.

3. Gerhard Ludwig Műller, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Regensburg, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

4. Beniamino Stella, Titular Archbishop of Midila, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.

5. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (Great Britain).

6. Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Archbishop of Managua (Nicaragua).

7. Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec (Canada).

8. Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

9. Orani João Tempesta, O.Cist., Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

10. Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy).

11. Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina).

12. Andrew Yeom Soo jung, Archbishop of Seoul (Korea).

13. Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Archbishop of Santiago del Cile (Chile).

14. Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

15. Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines).

16. Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes (Haïti).

Also, three Archbishops emeriti distinguished for their service to the Holy See and to the Church.

1. Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria.

2. Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Archbishop emeritus of Pamplona.

3. Kelvin Edward Felix, Archbishop emeritus of Castries.

Follow the SOURCE to view the full text of the Holy Father’s announcement.

Now here’s the fun part where I just sit back waiting and watching for the spins on what Pope Francis is trying communicate with these choices, the “direction he’s taking the Church” if you will. Bar stocked and popcorn popped.

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  • ormac

    I’m really pleased with our Holy Father choices for new cardinals. I don’t think he is sending a message, he is simply creating men he considers fit his vision, just like every other pope in history did.

    He expanded the latin america representation in the college, and named the first cardinal ever for Haiti, and also gave red birettas to poverty stricken countries like Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast . The world goes beyond Italy and Europe.

    The ones everyone were expecting like Archbishops Parolin and Muller came to surprise no one, but i was delighted with the appointment of Archbishop Tempesta from Rio de Janeiro, the man who helped organize the World Youth Day, and naming Archbishop Nichols as the head of the british church after the disgraced O’Brien stepped down.

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    • Adam

      There is no such thing as the ‘British Church’. The idea of national churches is part of an erroneous ecclesiology based on nationalism a and the Westphalian system rather than sound theology.

      And pray tell what’s so good about Nichols getting a red hat? The man who when asked whether there would be gay Catholic marriages (ie in Church) he replied something like; ‘who knows what’s in the future’. A man who did everything in his power to have gay Masses which were huge centres of dissent until they were crushed by the CDF (and of course he managed to sidestep that by handing it to the Jesuits instead).

      If anyone, and I repeat anyone, should have been made a Cardinal is should have been Archbishop Andre Joseph Leonard. Like Our Lord he has suffered great hatred from the media, establishment, etc., he has cleaned up the mess that the child abuse protecting heretic Daneels left behind, and he’s actually promoted no small number of vocations, his previous diocese before becoming Archbishop, despite being a small rural diocese, produced more vocations than every other diocese in Belgium put together…. That’s EXACTLY the sort of man who should be a a Cardinal

      • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

        Whoever happens to be appointed bishop of some diocese are always made cardinals, which is perhaps the case with Bp. Nichols. Color me as underwhelmed when a pope determined to curb clerical careerism promote careerism in his new cardinal appointments.

  • Mary E.

    I don’t know enough about the individual archbishops and bishops to comment about about particular choices. Looking at the group as a whole, the range of choices seem like a compromise, and a fairly unremarkable compromise at that. There’s a few thoroughly-anticipated choices drawn from the Curia, though fewer than before (from what I understand). There are also a few from Europe, though again, fewer than before. There are some from Central and South America, more than before, but that is the area that Francis knows best, and the part of the world with the most Catholics. One from North America, though not from the United States, but since we have, what, 11 cardinals of voting age, we are fairly well-stocked :-). More from Asia and Africa, but again, that reflects the growth of Catholicism in those areas. A couple from very poor and/or troubled areas of the world, as I would expect from Francis.

  • dan hunter

    More Ambiguity.

  • michicatholic

    Do his choices meet your approval, Your Crankiness?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      My approval doesn’t matter.

  • Fr. Denis Lemieux

    Archbishop Lacroix of Quebec is a very good man. Mind you, he is also Primate of Canada, so it is a fairly routine matter for him to be appointed Cardinal… but he is indeed a very good man.


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