Posts Tagged ‘new cardinals’

Cardinal Mafi – What can Tonga offer the church?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Soane Patita Paini Mafi became Tonga’s first Cardinal at ceremony that took place at 11pm on Saturday New Zealand time. Vatican Insider described the scene after the ceremony: “Tonga’s first Cardinal  was, “Surrounded by faithful and relatives who have formed a chorus and are singing a traditional song at the top of their voices.” “There Read more

Cardinal John Dew – a voice from the periphery

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Cardinal John Dew became New Zealand’s 4th Cardinal at the ceremony that took place at 11pm on Saturday New Zealand time. Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, and current President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference was the fourth to kneel before Pope Francis as he placed the Cardinals ring on his finger and a Read more

Tongans can watch new Cardinals receiving their red hats live on TV

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Tongans will be able to watch Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi receive his red hat on local TV. Digi TV will carry the event live. Coverage of the consistory will begin at 11pm on February 14. The Mass with the Pope and the new cardinals will begin at 10pm on February 15 Mafi is Tonga’s Read more

More surprises as Pope Francis names 16 new cardinal electors

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Pope Francis has dispensed with tradition and ‘tripped the globe’ to announce sixteen new cardinal electors and because of age, three cardinal non-electors in a consistory to be held on February 22. In making his selection, the first of his pontificate, Pope Francis has chosen only 6 Europeans (including 4 Italians). Other cardinal electors come Read more

New cardinals expected to be named in February

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Pope Francis will call a consistory next February to bestow red hats on a group of new cardinals, a news agency has reported. The Rome-based French religious agency I-Media says the consistory will be on February 21 and 22, following a two-day meeting of the Pope with the entire College of Cardinals to discuss his Read more

New cardinals show universality of Church

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI sent a clear signal about the universality of the Catholic Church when he created six new cardinals on November 24. For the first time in decades, all of the new cardinals came from countries outside Europe. “I want to highlight in particular the fact that the Church is the Church of all Read more

Pope Benedict names six new cardinals

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday announced that he would create six new cardinals during a consistory on November 24, the eve of the feast of Christ the King. The new cardinals include 63-year-old U.S. Archbishop James M. Harvey, prefect of the papal household; Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai, 72; Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, 53, head Read more

Questioning Church’s multicultural nature

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

US-dominated globalization is not compatible with cultures of the south. Among the 22 new cardinals  receiving a biretta on February 18 from Pope Benedict XVI, 10 hold positions in the Roman Curia. Italians comprise seven of the 22, making them the largest group. Only three are from outside Europe or North America. So this consistory Read more