List of 22 new cardinals named by Pope Benedict

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is the list of the 22 cardinals-designate, in the order in which Pope Benedict XVI announced them today:

— Italian Archbishop Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, 65.

— Portuguese Archbishop Manuel Monteiro de Castro, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 73.

— Spanish Archbishop Santos Abril Castello, archpriest of Basilica of St. Mary Major, 76.

— Italian Archbishop Antonio Maria Veglio, president Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers, who turns 74 Feb. 3.

— Italian Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello, president of the commission governing Vatican City State, 69.

— Italian Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Interpreting Legislative Texts, 73.

— Brazilian Archbishop Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, 64.

— U.S. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, 72.

— Italian Archbishop Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, who turns 69 Feb. 3.

— Italian Archbishop Giuseppe Versaldi, president of Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, 68.

— Indian Archbishop George Alencherry of Ernakulam-Angamaly, major archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, 66.

— Canadian Archbishop Thomas C. Collins of Toronto, who will be 65 Jan. 16.

— Czech Archbishop Dominik Duka of Prague, 68.

— Dutch Archbishop Willem J. Eijk of Utrecht, 58.

— Italian Archbishop Giuseppe Betori of Florence, 64.

— U.S. Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, who will turn 62 Feb. 6.

— German Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin, 55.

— Chinese Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, 72.

–Romanian Archbishop Lucian Muresan of Fagaras and Alba Iulia, major archbishop of the Romanian Catholic Church, 80.

— Belgian Father Julien Ries, expert on history of religions, 91.

— Maltese Augustinian Father Prosper Grech, biblical scholar, 86.

— German Jesuit Father Karl Josef Becker, retired professor of dogmatic theology, 83.

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2 Responses to List of 22 new cardinals named by Pope Benedict

  1. the author says:

    What?! No FIlipino prelates on the list?!

  2. Richard says:

    Ouch……only one from Central or Southern America…..and a disproportionate number of youngish Italians ………. a scattering of under 65s from The Netherlands, Germany and the lone S American!

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