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U.S. Archbishops Dolan and O’Brien Named Cardinals

U.S. Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York is among 22 new cardinals named 6 Jan by Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal–designate Dolan is pictured in New York in a 2011 file photo. (photo: CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz) 

06 Jan 2012 – by Francis X. Rocca

VATICAN CITY (CNS) Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals, including two from the United States, and announced a consistory for their formal induction on Feb. 18.

Among those named were Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York; Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, a former archbishop of Baltimore who now serves as grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem; and Archbishop Thomas C. Collins of Toronto.

The pope’s nominations included 10 Roman Curia officials and 16 Europeans, confirming a trend in his cardinal appointments since his election in 2005.

With the latest appointments, Pope Benedict has named more than 50 percent of the current cardinals under the age of 80, who are eligible to vote in a conclave.

Here is the list of the new cardinals:

– 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.

– Syro–Malabar Archbishop George Alencherry of India, 66.

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