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Posted on 09/28/2003 7:03:08 PM PDT by pseudo-ignatius
John Paul II Appoints 31 New Cardinals
Including One in Secret; Oct. 21 Consistory Scheduled
VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 28, 2003 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II named 30 new cardinals, including seven officials in the Roman Curia, and announced they would get their red hats at a consistory Oct. 21.
The Pope also announced a 31st cardinal "in pectore" -- close to his heart -- whose name he is not yet making public.
Nineteen of the cardinals-to-be are archbishops of major episcopal sees. Four are priests whom the Pope is acknowledging for their service to the Church.
Looking better than he has in recent days, but speaking in a weak voice, John Paul II today read the list of future cardinals from the window of his library before praying the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square.
Among the new cardinals, there are archbishops in the United States (1), Canada (1), Australia (1), Scotland (1), Mexico (1), India (1), Brazil (1), Guatemala (1), Spain (2), Nigeria (1), France (3), Sudan (1), Ghana (1), Croatia (1), Vietnam (1), Hungary (1), Japan (1) and Italy (6).
The four priests are from Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic.
"All together, with the multiplicity of their services, they reflect the universality of the Church," the Pope explained when making the announcement just weeks before the 25th anniversary of his pontificate.
"Let us entrust the newly elected to the Holy Virgin, invoking her maternal protection on them and their respective tasks in the vineyard of the Lord," the Holy Father prayed when announcing the consistory, which will take place two days after the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
The College of Cardinals currently has 164 members, including 109 who are under age 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave for a new pope.
With the consistory, the number of cardinals eligible to vote would surpass the current limit of 120. In preceding consistories, the Holy Father has already surpassed the limit.
The cardinals-to-be who work in the Roman Curia are:
-- Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican secretary for relations with states (home country: France); -- Archbishop Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Italy); -- Archbishop Francesco Marchisano, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Goods of the Church (Italy); -- Archbishop Julián Herranz of the Prelature of the Opus Dei, president of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts (Spain); -- Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragán, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (Mexico); -- Archbishop Stephen Fumio Hamao, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers (Japan); -- Archbishop Attilio Nicora, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (Italy).
There are also 19 pastors of as many local Churches. Their names are:
-- Archbishop Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, Italy; -- Archbishop Anthony Olubunmi Okogie of Lagos, Nigeria; -- Archbishop Bernard Panafieu of Marseilles, France; -- Archbishop Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum, Sudan; -- Archbishop Carlos Amigo Vallejo of Seville, Spain; -- Archbishop Justin Francis Rigali of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; -- Archbishop Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland; -- Archbishop Eusebio Oscar Scheid, of Sao Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro; -- Archbishop Ennio Antonelli of Florence, Italy; -- Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone of Genoa, Italy; -- Archbishop Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Cape Coast, Ghana; -- Archbishop Telesphore Placidus Toppo of Ranchi, India; -- Archbishop George Pell of Sydney, Australia; -- Archbishop Josip Bozanic of Zagreb, Croatia; -- Archbishop Jean Baptiste Pham Minh Man of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; -- Archbishop Rodolfo Quezada Toruño of Guatemala City; -- Archbishop Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France; -- Archbishop Peter Erdö of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary; -- Archbishop Marc Ouellet, of Quebec.
John Paul II also named cardinals four priests who have been outstanding in their service to the Church.
They are Swiss-born Dominican Father Georges Cottier, Papal Household theologian; Monsignor Gustaaf Joos, canon of the Diocese of Gand, Belgium; Jesuit Father Thomas Spidlik of the Czech Republic; and Father Stanislas Nagy, of the priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, of Poland.
Here's the full list of new cardinals:
_Monsignor Jean-Louis Tauran, France, Vatican foreign minister
_Monsignor Renato Martino, Italy, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
_Monsignor Francesco Marchisano, Italy, Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica
_Monsignor Julian Herranz, Spain, head of the Vatican Office of Legislative Texts
_Monsignor Javier Lozano Barragan, Mexico, head of Vatican office of Health Care
_Monsignor Stephen Fumio Hamao, Japan, head of Vatican office of Migrants
_Monsignor Attilio Nicora, Italy, head of the Administration of Patrimony of the Holy See
Residential archbishops include:
_Monsignor Angelo Scola, Italy, Patriarch of Venice
_Monsignor Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Nigeria, Archbishop of Lagos
_Monsignor Bernard Panafieu, France, Archbishop of Marseille
_Monsignor Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Sudan, Archbishop of Khartoum
_Monsignor Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Spain, Archbishop of Seville
_Monsignor Justin Rigali, United States, will be installed Archbishop of Philadelphia on Oct. 7
_Monsignor Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Scotland, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh
_Monsignor Eusebio Oscar Scheid, Brazil, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro
_Monsignor Ennio Antonelli, Italy, Archbishop of Florence
_Monsignor Tarcisco Bertone, Italy, Archbishop of Genoa
_Monsignor Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Ghana, Archbishop of Cape Coast
_Monsignor Telesphore Placidus Toppo, India, Archbishop of Ranchi
_Monsignor George Pell, Australia, Archbishop of Sydney
_Monsignor Josip Bozanic, Croatia, Archbishop of Zagreb
_Monsignor Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, Vietnam, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City
_Monsignor Rodolfo Quezada Toruno, Guatemala, Archbishop of Guatemala
_Monsignor Philippe Barbarin, France, Archbishop of Lyon
_Monsignor Peter Erdo, Hungary, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
_Monsignor Marc Ouellet, Canada, Archbishop of Quebec
Named for special service to the church:
_The Rev. George Cottier, Switzerland, the pope's personal theologin
_Monsignor Gustaaf Joos, Belgium
_The Rev. Thomas Spidlik, Czech Republic
_The Rev. Stanislaw Nagy, Poland
And a 31st cardinal named "in pectore" and not
"a 31st cardinal named "in pectore" and not made public.
Hmmm. Wondering who this might be?"
Canna you say Guido Cardinal Sarduci, my child?
Here's a Hint!
Stay tuned for the unfolding of the Fourth Secret of Fatima regarding the one who wears white and gold chest high waders!
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