Pope Benedict XVI appoints 24 new Cardinals (Complete List of Names)

By on Nov 21, 2010 in Announcement, Europe, Events, World Comments

Italy, RomePope Benedict XVI officially appoints 24 new Cardinals, as he read each name in front of hundreds of people during a festive ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.

According to international news sites, a crowd of hundreds gathered and cheered as Pope Benedict XVI announces the names of the new cardinals, who most of them eventually elect his successor if he passes away.

Benedict, now 83, who spoke in Latin, read aloud the list of names at the start of his mass, while supporters of each cardinal applauded, and even the cardinals themselves smiled as their names were called.

“Let the Lord‘s spirit support these new cardinals in the commitment of service to the church, following Christ of the Cross even if necessary to shed their blood, always ready … to respond to whatever is asked.” The Pope apparently told the crowd in his prayers during his homily.

The twenty-four new cardinals who were elevated by the Pope showed their devotion to their new task as ‘princes of the church’ and their willingness to give their remaining life on earth in service of the Catholic Church.

The new cardinals were mostly below 80 years old, while only four of them were above 80, who are not anymore eligible for the papal election due to their age.

Most of the new cardinals were Italian, while two of them were Americans, whose names were announced last month.

Below is the complete list of the names of the new 24 cardinals in alphabetical order of their first names, along with their nationalities.

Cardinal electors, under 80 years old

1. Archbishop Angelo Amato (Italian)

2. His Beatitude Antonios Naguib, (Egyptian)

3. Archbishop Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don (Sri Lankan)

4. Archbishop Donald William Wuerl (American)

5. Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli (Italian)

6. Archbishop Francesco Monterisi, (Italian)

7. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, (Italian)

8. Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz (Polish)

9. Archbishop Kurt Koch, (Swiss)

10. Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, (Democratic Republic of Congo)

11. Archbishop Mauro Piacenza (Italian)

12. Archbishop Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, (Zambian)

13. Archbishop Paolo Romeo (Italian)

14. Archbishop Paolo Sardi (Italian)

15. Archbishop Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (Ecuadorean)

16. Archbishop Raymundo Damasceno Assis, (Brazilian)

17. Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke (American)

18. Archbishop Reinhard Marx (German)

19. Archbishop Robert Sarah, (Guinean)

20. Archbishop Velasio De Paolis (Italian)

College of Cardinals, over 80 years old

1. Monsignor Domenico Bartolucci, (Italian)

2. Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, (Italian)

3. Monsignor Jose Manuel Estepa Llaurens, (Spanish)

4. Monsignor Walter Brandmuller, (German)



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