Archbishops Burke, Wuerl to Become Cardinals

By Edward Pentin
National Catholic Register
October 20, 2010

At the end of his weekly General Audience this morning, Pope Benedict XVI announced the names of 24 new cardinals who will be raised to the cardinalate at a consistory next month.

The complete list, in the order announced by the Holy Father:

Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Coptic Patriarch Antonios Naguib of Alexandria, Egypt (also General Relator of the current Synod on the Middle East)

Archbishop Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum

Archbishop Francesco Monterisi, Archpriest of St. Paulís Outside the Walls

Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, prefect of the Apostolic Penitentiary

Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (his statement can be read here)

Archbishop Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Archbishop Paolo Sardi, Pro-Patron of the Knights of Malta

Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy

Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs

of the Holy See

Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture

Archbishop Medardo Joseph Mazombwe of Lusaka, Zambia

Archbishop Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador

Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of Kinshasa, DRC

Archbishop Paolo Romeo of Palermo, Italy

Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington DC

Archbishop Raymundo Damasceno Assis, Archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil

Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, Poland

Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany

Archbishop Jose Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Military Ordinary-emeritus of Spain

Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life

Msgr. Walter Brandmueller, president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Msgr. Domenico Bartolucci, Maestro Emeritus of the Sistine Chapel Choir

Four of the twenty four named this morning are over 80 years of age, meaning they will not be able to vote in conclave. Ten are heads of various curial dicasteries, ten of them are Italian.

Currently there are 179 members of the College of Cardinals, 102 of whom are eligible to vote in conclave. The largest single group of electors is Europe with a total of 52 cardinals, followed by North America with 17 and South America with 11.

The 24 archbishops and monsignori will be elevated to the College of Cardinals on November 20th.


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