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Francis Announces Creation of 13 new Cardinals -- 10 New Electors, Most Liberal Group Ever Assembled

In the end of the Angelus today, Francis announced a Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals, set for October 5, 2019.

The Cardinal Electors (under 80) are:

  1. - Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, mccj – President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious dialogue
  2. - José Tolentino Medonça – Archivist and Librarian of Holy Roman Church
  3. - Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo – Archbishop of Jakarta
  4. - Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez – Archbishop of Havana
  5. - Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, o.f.m. cap – Archbishop of Kinshasa
  6. - Jean-Claude Höllerich, sj – Archbishop of Luxembourg
  7. - Alvaro L. Ramazzini Imeri – Bishop of Huehuetenamgo, Guatemala
  8. - Matteo Zuppi – Archbishop of Bologna.
  9. -  Cristóbal Lopez Romero, sdb – Archbishop of Rabat.
  10. -  Michael Czerny, sj – Undersecretary for Migrants (Holy See)

They are, without a doubt, the most liberal group of Cardinal-Electors ever assembled. At least two of them are widely known in Roman Circles for their "gay" preferences (and the word "gay" is used here advisedly, to include the whole homosexual "gay culture" mentioned by Benedict XVI in his 2005 document on seminarians to be avoided), as well as 2 liberal Jesuits. Even those explicitly non-liberal, as the Abp. of Kinshasa, were chosen probably due to their extreme proximity with the German Church and the concerns of the German bishops.

As for Michael Fitzgerald, chosen as one of 3 non-voting Cardinals, we recall this 2006 post, on why Benedict XVI sent him far away from the Vatican.

The passion of the Church will last for many decades more. And Francis will never resign. Not only that, the Puppeteers will leave him in a coma "creating cardinals" for years, if that is what it takes to completely remake the College of Cardinals.