Jan 17, 2014

Appointment of new Cardinals announced

As it has been reported in media, Pope Francis on 12 January after the Angels announced 19 names to be created as Cardinals during the upcoming Consistory on 22 February. Names of new Cardinals are as follows.

  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).
Following three cardinal designate are over 80 and, thus, do not have voting rights for next Pope.
  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
Archbishop Capovilla was a secretary for late Pope John XXIII. During the priests' assembly of Niigata last year, Archbishop Takami of Nagasaki showed us a video program on the Vatican II and Archbishop Capovilla was featured in the program to testify what was actually going on with the Pope to decide to have the Vat.II Council.

It is good to see at least two names from Asia; Archbishop Quevedo of Cotabado who used be a secretary general of FABC is a cheerful and friendly bishop with wonderful talent to be a leader of huge organisation such as FABC. As you may imagine, organising a structure with many bishops is not a easy task.  Diocese of Cotabado is in Mindanao where the security situation has not been favorable to Christians as such. Abp Quevedo himself once experienced his Cathedral almost bombed during Mass.

Abp Andrew Yeom of Seoul is also very much friendly and pastoral oriented. I met him several times during the annual exchange meetings between Korean and Japanese Bishops. Also I had a chance to witness his dancing ability during one of FABC workshops in Taiwan a few years ago. You may try to see the Korean TV news on new cardinal.

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