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Friday, March 24, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI Installs New Cardinals
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Today Pope Benedict XVI formally installed the 15 New Cardinals to the College of Cardinals bringing their number to 193. However, only 120 would be able to vote for the next pope as of now; only cardinals under 80 years old are eligible to vote.

During the beautiful Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, each new Cardinal received the three-cornered biretta hat as well as a nomination scroll. The Holy Father's homily can be found at EWTN. The new Cardinals are as follows:
  1. William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
  2. Franc Rode, prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes for Consecrated Life.
  3. Agostino Vallini, prefect of the Tribunal for the Apostolic Signatura.
  4. Carlo Caffarra, archbishop of Bologna, Italy
  5. Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow, Poland
  6. Nicolas Cheong-Jin-Suk, archbishop of Seoul, Korea
  7. Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong
  8. Gaudencio B. Rosales, archbishop of Manila
  9. Antonio Canizares Llovera, archbishop of Toledo, Spain
  10. Sean Patrick O'Malley, archbishop of Boston
  11. Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux, France
  12. Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, archbishop of Caracas
  13. Andrea Cordero Lanza Di Montezemolo
  14. Peter Poreku Dery
  15. Rev. Albert Vanhoye
Basic information on the role of Cardinals in the Catholic faith can be found at the Catholic World News.

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