Wednesday, February 22, 2006

In the Red...

Rocco at 'Whispers in the Loggia' has posted the list of Cardinals announced this morning:
Archbishop William Levada, Archbishop-emeritus of San Francisco, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Archbishop Franc Rode, C.M., Archbishop-emeritus of Ljubljana, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Archbishop Agostino Vallini, Bishop-emeritus of Albano, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Archbishop Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino of Caracas
Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales of Manila
Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux
Archbishop Antonio Canizares Lloveda of Toledo
Archbishop Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk of Seoul
Archbishop Sean O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. of Boston
Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow
Archbishop Carlo Caffara of Bologna
Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B of Hong Kong
The Pope announced his intent to elevate three additional clerics who are above voting age to the College of Cardinals, in recognition of their service to the life of the church
Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza de Montezemolo, Archpriest of St. Paul's Outside the Walls
Archbishop-emeritus Peter Proeku Dery of Tamale, Ghana
Father Albert Vanhoye, S.J., former secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission

It's an interesting list - the fact that the Holy Father has decided to limit the number of voting cardinals to 120 means that sees like Paris, Dublin and Barcelona remain without a red hat for the time being. Also, curialists like Comastri and Cordes who were tipped have been passed over.
The list of over-80s is curious too. One might have expected more theologians to receive this honour from Papa Ratzinger.
The Cardinal from Hong Kong is a surprise too. It is thought that he may have been JPII's last in pectore appointment. It will be interesting to see how the Chinese react to this.

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