POPE FRANCIS HAS CREATED 14 NEW CARDINALS TO BE INSTALLED IN ROME IN SEPTEMBER COMING.
OUR AMY IS NOT ON THE LIST!
He just has his little gold hat from his birthday.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) —
Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Oct. 5, choosing prelates from 13 different nations as a sign of “the missionary vocation of the church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth.”
The only Canadian named was 73-year-old Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Section for Migrants and Refugees at the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human
Development. None of the new cardinals is from the United States.
Cardinal-designate Czerny, who Pope Francis had earlier named as a special secretary for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, was in Guararema, Brazil, when the announcement was made. He told Catholic News Service in a text message that he had not known he was going to be made a cardinal.
Announcing the names of the new cardinals Sept. 1, the pope included 10 men who are under the age of 80 and therefore will be eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope. Three of the future cardinals are already over the age of 80, and the pope said he chose them because of their service to the church.
“Let us pray for the new cardinals so that, confirming their adhesion to Christ, they will help me in my ministry as bishop of Rome for the good of the entire faithful, holy people of God,” the pope told pilgrims who had gathered to pray the midday Angelus with him.
In addition to Cardinal-designate Czerny, two other members of the group are also Vatican officials: 67-year-old Bishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; and 53-year-old Archbishop Jose Tolentino Medonca, Vatican archivist and librarian.
One of the over-80 cardinals-designate is 82-year-old Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, a Missionary of Africa born in England, who had served as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and later as Vatican nuncio to Egypt.
The others, in the order they were named by the pope, were:
— Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta, Indonesia, 69.
— Archbishop Juan Garcia Rodriguez of Havana, 71.
— Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, Congo, 59.
— Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, 61.
— Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, 72.
— Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, Italy, 63.
— Archbishop Cristobal Lopez Romero of Rabat, Morocco, 67.
— Retired Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius of Kaunas, Lithuania, 80.
— Retired Bishop Eugenio dal Corso of Benguela, Angola, 80.
It looks as if the pope has concentrated on officials of the Roman Curia and missionary bishops.
I don’t think that Ireland plays a big role in what the pope thinks about on a daily basis.
And of course, thanks to Bartlett, the pope was embarrassed by the low turn out for the World Meeting of Families.
Any way, Amy is useless or worse than useless.
Mincing around his diocese and further afield exuding an off putting piousity.
He also tweets like a teenage girl about holy days, rosaries, etc.
Not that that would bother Rome. Most senior clerics are more like Amy than is good for them.
I cannot think of a single Irish Roman bishop who comes across as masculine, in touch with reality, down to earth and with a healthy integrated spirituality.
They are all yes men for Rome and I doubt if any of them have a real personal relationship with Jesus Christ.