Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Red Hat Report

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has announced the names of 24 prelates to be elevated to the rank of Cardinal.

Among them are two Americans: Cardinal-designate Raymond L. Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis, MO and current head of the Vatican's highest tribunal, the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, and Cardinal-designate Donald W. Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, DC.

The appointments truly represent a Universal Church:
"The universality of the church is reflected in the list of new cardinals. In fact, they come from various parts of the world and fulfill different tasks in the service of the Holy See or in direct contact with the people of God as fathers and pastors of particular churches," the pope said.
These princes of the Church will be formally installed on November 20.

UPDATE: A letter of thanksgiving from Archbishop Burke.