Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Future of the Church -- The 25 Youngest Cardinals of the Catholic Church
The Spanish Vaticanist Francisco Jose Fernandez de la Cigona posted a list of the 20 youngest Cardinals in the Church Senate, it was here widened to include 25 of the youngest Cardinals and with corrections and above all some completion. Among the 25 bearers of the purple, there are two Italians, but three US- Americans, two Poles, two Brazilians and four Cardinals from the German speaking areas (two of the Bundesrepublic of Germany, one Austrian and a Swiss). The two from Germany are at the same time the youngest Cardinals of the Holy College. The Viennese Archbishop Cardinal Christoph von Schönborn is the only one who belongs to an order. [Dominican]
Parenthesis will appear at the end of each short biography of the church-political considerations of Fernández de la Cigoña , which for various reasons are not his own. My own observations will follow in parenthesis. [Ours will follow in brackets in red: Tancred]
1. The "Benjamin" of the College of Cardinals is the German Rainer Maria Woelki (55) , Archbishop of Berlin, born 1956, ordained on 1985 as a priest of the Archdiocese of Cologne, in 2003 was made the titualar Bishop of Scampa and Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne by John Paul II, by Pope Benedict XVI. he was named in Juli 2011 to the Archdiocese of Berlin, in February 2012 was raised to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI. (conservative) [neo-conservative]
2. Also the second youngest Cardinal is Reinhard Marx a German (58), Archbisop of Munich and Freising, ordained priest of the Archdiocese of Paderborn, 1996 by Pope John Paul II, as the titular Bishop of Petina and Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, called by John Paul II as Bishop of Trier and in 2007 to be the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, in November 2010 by Benedict XVI as Cardinal. 9conservative) [Old Liberal]
3. The third youngest in the Sacred College is the Hollander, Willem Jacobus Eijk (55), Archbishop of Utrecht, ordained a priest for the Diocese of Roermond in 1985, 1999 by Pope John Paul II as Bishop of Groningen, by Pope Benedict XVI in December 2007 as Archbishop of Utrecht, in February 2012 called to the College of Cardinals by Benedict XVI. (conservative)
4. Peter Erdo (59), Hungary, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, ordained a priest in 1975 for the Archdiocese of Estergom-Budapest, named in 1999 by John Paul II as titular bishop of Puppi and Auxiliary Bishop of Zekesfehevar, by John Paul II in 2002 to Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and in OCtobert 2003, elevated to Cardinal. He was an elector at the Conclave of 2005 at which Pope Benedcit XVI was elected. (conservative)
5. Philippe Xavier Ignace Barbarin (61), French, Archbishop of Lyon, in 1977 ordained a priest of the Diocese of Creteil, in 1998 he was made Bishop of Moulins by Pope John Paul II, in 2002 he was Archbishop of Lyon and in 2003 was raised to Cardinal. He was an elector in the Conclave of 005 at which Pope Benedict XVI was elected (weakly conservative)
6. Kurt Koch (61) Swiss, Curial Cardinal, ordained in 1982 as a priest for the Diocese of Basel, in 1995 he was made Bishop of Basel by John Paul II, in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI as President of the Papal Council for the Promotion of Unity among Christians in the Roman Curia, in 2010 he was promoted to the rank of Curial Bishop and in November 2010 to Cardinal (conservative)
7. Timothy Micheal Dolan (62) US-American, Archbishop of New York, ordained to the priesthood in 1976 in the Archdiocese of St. Louis (Missouri), in 2001 Pope John Paul II, named him titular bishop of Natchesium and Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of St. Louis (Missouri), in 2002 he was made Archbishop of Milwaukee (Wisconsin), in February 2009 Pope Benedict XVI made him Archbishop of New York and in February 2012 he was made Cardinal (conservative)
8. Kazimierz Nycz (62) Pole, Archbishop of Warsaw, in 1973 he was made a priest of the Archdiocese of Krakow, in 1988 made titular Bishop of Villa Regis and Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow by Pope John Paull II, then in 2004 was made Bishop of von Koeslin-Kolberg, in March 2007 he was made Archbishop of Warsaw by Pope Benedict XVI. and in November 2010 raised to Cardinal. (conservative0
9. Odilo Scherer (62), Brazilian, Archbishop of Sao Paulo, in 1976 he was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Todedo (Parana), in 2001 he was made titular Bishop of Novi and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, in March 2007, Pope Benedict XVI eleved him to to be Archbishop of Sao Paulo and in November 2007 raised him to Cardinal.
10. Daniel Nicholas Di Nardo (62), US American, Archbishop of Galveston , in 1977 he was ordained priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and in 1997 made Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Sioux City (Iowa), in 1998 there Diocesan Bishop, in 2004 was made Bishop Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Texas), in 2006 Pope Benedict made him the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and in November 2007 made him a Cardinal. (Conservative)
11. Josip Bozanic (62), Croatian, Archbishop of Zagreb, in 1975 he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Krk, in 1989 Pope John Paul II named him Bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Krk, in the same year he became the Diocesan Bishop, in 1997 he was called to be Archishop of Zagreb and raised to Cardinal in 2003. Cardinal Bozanic was a Papal elector in the Concclave of 2005, where Pope Benedict XVI. was elected.
12. José Francisco Robles Ortega, Mexican, Archbishop of Guadalajara, in 1976 he was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Autlan, in 1991 he was made titular Bishop of Bosse and Auxiliary of Touluca, in 1996 was named Bishop of Toluca and in 2003 named as Archbishop of Monterrey (Neuvo Leon), in November of 2007 Pope Benedict XVI raised him to Cardinal and in February 2011 was named Archbishop of Guadalajara. (Conservative)
13. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (63), Ghanese, Curial Cardinal, in 1975 he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, in 1992 Pope John Paul II named him the Archbishop of Cape Coast and in 2003 he was raised to Cardinal, in 2009 Pope Benedict XVI made him President of the Papal Council for Justice and Peace in the Roman Curia. Cardinal Turkson was a Papal elector in the Conclave of 2005 at which Pope Benedict VI was elected. (no opinion)
14. Raymond Leo Burke (63) US-American, ordained a priest in 1975 for the Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin), named Bishop of Lacrosse by Pope John Paul II of LLacrosse and in 2003 called to be Archbishop of St. Louis (Missouri), in November 2008 Pope Benedict XVI called him to become Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura in the Roman Curia, and in November 2010 he was raised to Cardinal. (conservative) traditionally inclined.
15. Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don (64) Singhalese, in 1975 was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Colombo, in 1991 was named titular Bishop of Cabarsussi and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Colombo by Pope John Paul II, in 1995 he was named Bishop of Ratnapura and 001 as Official for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Roman Curia, in 2004 made Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia and to East Timor, in December 2005 Pope Benedict XVI named him as Secretary for the Congregation of Rites and the Sacraments in the Roman Curia, in June of 2009 he was named Archbishop of Colombo and in November 2010 raised to Cardinal. (Conservative) traditionally inclined.
16. Joao Braz de Aviz (64) Brazilian, Curial Cardinal, in 1972 was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Apucarana (Panama), in 1994 was made titular Bishop of Flenculeta and Auxiliary Bishop of The Archdiocese of Vitoria (Espirito Santo), in 1998 he was named the Bishop of Ponta Grossa (Parana< in 2002 as Archbishop of Maringa (Parana) and 2004 as Archbishop of Brasilia, in Jannuary 2011 as Prefect of the Congregation for the Institute of Consecrated Life and for the Society of Apostolic Life in the Roman Curia by Pope Benedict and was elevated to Cardinal in 2012. (no opinion)
17. Giuseppe Betori (64), Italian, Archbishop of Florence, ordained a priest in 1970 in the Diocese of Foligno, then as Secretary of the Italian Bishop Conference by Pope John Paul II. Then in 2001 aas titular Bishop of Falerone, he was then named as Archbishop of Florence by Pope Benedict XVI and in February elevated to the rank of Cardinal. (conservative)
18. Thomas Christopher Collins (65) Canadian, Archbishop of Toronto, ordained in 1973 to the priesthood for the Diocese of Hamilton (Ontario), in 1997 he was made Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of St. Paul in Alberta by John Paul II, then in 1997 he was made Diocesan Bishop there, in 1999 was made Coadjutor of Edmonton (Alberta), in the same year was made Archbishop, in December 2006, he was named Archbishop of Toronto and in February 2012 was raised to Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.. (no opinion)
19. Fernando Filoni (65), Italian, Curial Cardinal, 1970 ordained as a priest for the Diocesee of Nardo, in 2001 was made titular Bishop of Voltumum and Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and in Jordanian by John Paul II, he was then named as Nuncio to the Philippines by Pope Benedict XVI, and in June 2007 as substitute of the Secretary of State in the Roman Curia, in May 2011 as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples he was named and in February 2012 raised to Cardinal. (no opinion)
20. Antonio Canizares Llovera (65), Spaniard, Curial Cardinal, in 1970 he was ordained to the preisthood in the Archdiocese of Valencia, in 1992 was ordained the Bishop of Avila by Pope John Paul II, in 1996 he was named Archbishop of Granada and in 2002 as Archbishop of Toledo, in March of 2006 Pope Benedict XVI raised him to the rank of Cardinal and in December 2008 he became Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Rites and Sacraments in the Roman Curia. (Conservative)
21. Vinko Puljic (66) Croatian, Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo), ordained a priestst in 1970 for the Diocese of Banjaluka, in 1990 was made Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo) and in 1994 na raised to Cardinal. Cardinal Puljic was an elector in the Conclave of 2006 where Pope Bnenedict XVI was elected.
22. Stanislaw Rylko (66), Pole, Curial Cardinal, in 1969 he was ordained a priest in theArchbiocese of Krakow in Poland, in 1995 Pope John Paul II made him titular Bishop of Novica and he was named as Secretary to the Papal Council for the Laity to the Roman Curia, in 2003 he was named to be President of the Papal Council for Laity, in November 2007 Pope Benedict made him Cardinal.
23. Robert Sarah (66) Guinea, Curial Cardinal, in 1969 was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Conarky, in 1979 named at Archbishop of Conarky by Pope John Paul II, in 2001 as Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Roman Curia, in October 2010 as the President of the Papal Council Cor Unum by Pope Benedict XVI, and in 2010 was raised to Cardinal.
24. George Alencherry (66) Indian Indian, Senior Archbishop of Emakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabar Church, he was ordained a priest in 1972 in the syro-malabar Archbdiocese of Changanacherry, in 1996 Pope John Paul II named him to the syro-Malabar Dioceser of Thuchalay, in May 22011 was elected the Senior Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Church and confirmed by Pope Bnenedict XVI, and in February 2012 was raised to Cardinal.
25. Christoph Graf Schönborn OP (67), Austrian, in 1970 was ordained to the priesthood in the Dominican Order, in 1991 was made titular Bishop of Sutrium and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Vienna, in 1995 he was made Archbishop Coadjutor of Vienna, in the same year he was then made Archbishop, in 1998 he was elevated to the rank of Cardinal. Cardinal Schönborn was an elector at the Conclave of 2005 at which Pope Benedict XVI had been elected.
Text: Ciguena-torre/Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Vatican Insider
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Schnorborn: Liberal in conservative clothing
Cardinal Alencherry is very trad friendly - I met him on the Chartres pilgrimage several years ago.
Both Brazilians are 'liberals', unfortunately. João Braz de Aviz is a progressionist, president of CNBB, a catholic organization completely subverted by the Liberation Theology, and Odilo Schener is progressionist too, he is very responsible for the growth of Marxism inside the church for his belief that the Liberation Theology is "extinct". Both also don't demonstrate a concrete opposition against the idea of abolishing celibacy and are uninterested to expand Catholic’s church influence in the country.
Joao Aviz is for the Liberation Theology 100% and Scherer 50% - so they are no good to direct the church at all. God help us!!!
What an incomplete list, where is Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle?
Aged 56, he is the second youngest Cardinal in the enclave of the third largest catholic country on earth.
Scholastically, his Archdiocese of Manila has much to offer to the world Manila having historically converted from Taoism, Islam and Tantrism to the Catholicism of the Latin American variety. ITs a Catholicism exposed to Freemasonic Philosophies but having an immunity to it now (Because Freemasonry betrayed their Katipunan)
What a shame that he's not even mentioned.
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