Edit: wasn't the new CDF supposed to get a hat? I wouldn't want him voting for my successor either.
Today the Pope announces a new Consistorium for November 24th -- at the feast of Christ the King.
(kreuz.net) At the end of the General Audience Pope Benedict XVI. announced a new Consistorium.
On Saturday, the 24th of November, he will name six new Cardinals:
- The Prefect of the Papal House, James Micheal Harvey (63) to Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Before the Walls.
- The Maronite Patriarch Béchara Boutros Rai (72) of Antioch, Lebanon.
- The Syro-Malabar Archbishop Baselaios Cleemis Thottunkal (53) of Trivandrum in India
- Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (68) of Abuja in Nigeria.
- Arcibhsop Ruben Salazar Gomez (70) of Bogota, Colombia.
- Archbishop Luis Antonio Table (55) of Manila, Philippines.
119 Voting Cardinals
The coming Consistorium is the fifth for Benedict XVI.
With that, the number of Cardinals climbs to 211.
At the end of November there will be 120 under eighty years of age, and thus are prepared, to elect the new Pope at the next Conclave.