Will Pope Francis appoint new cardinals at his first consistory on the 30th September?

It has been announced that Pope Francis will announce the date for the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II at his first consistory to be held on the 30th September. The question is, will Pope Francis appoint new cardinals at his first consistory on the 30th September? At his last consistory Pope Benedict XVI appointed six new cardinals. The 30th September is shaping up to be a very important consistory in the life of the Church, when the cardinals of the world gather for the first time with Pope Francis since his election.

At or around this consistory the following events will happen:

1. Pope Francis announces the date for the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II.

2. In early October, the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will chair the eight-member Cardinal commission to develop proposals for a reform of the Roman Curia on behalf of the Pope.

3. For the 4th of October, the Pope has announced a trip to Assisi associated with the great church reformer, St. Francis of Assisi.

4. Will Pope Francis appoint new cardinals?

Protect the Pope comment: Who do we expect to see on Pope Francis’ first list of cardinals, those archbishops prepared to shed their blood in defence of the Faith?



21 comments to Will Pope Francis appoint new cardinals at his first consistory on the 30th September?

  • Joseph Matthew

    The Archbishop of Westminster has not shed blood but has been badly bruised.Does that count?

  • Rifleman819

    No …..but he is very good at moving venues…..especially to a place in Farm St , Mayfair.

  • Marilena

    As Croatian, I’m rooting for a promotion of Mons. Nikola Eterović, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops… :D And possibly someone from Argentina… or maybe even the new Secretary of State will be an archbishop promoted to cardinal?

  • Gemma Rivera

    (!)Mueller, Fisichella, Tempesta
    (?)Marini, Chaput, Gomez, Cordileone, Villegas

  • I am so excited with the canonization of Blessed John Paul II. May God bless the pope and guide all his decisions for the good of God’s church. My the Blessed Mother pray for him and guide him. If he does appoint new cardinals, i pray that they will also be guided by God as the new leaders of the church.

  • Ioannes

    At the last consistory the new cardinals were in choir dress (rochet and mozzetta). They received the red biretta from the pope who was similarly attired, with the addition of the papal stole. To date, Pope Francis has refused to wear choir dress, although he was happy to do so as a cardinal. It will be interesting to see which formula will be adopted – a) everyone correctly dressed except the Pontiff, who will therefore look like a slob, or b) everybody ordered to “dress down” so that they all look like slobs, or c) Francis having the humility to dress appropriately. My money would be on option b).

    • Francis

      Jesus Christ must be somewhat angered and bemused at the goings-on in the Vatican, which have precious little to do with his simple message. Armed papal guards. High-backed, ornate Papal thrones. Pope-mobiles and luxury limos. Sky-high mitres. Men dressing up in rochet and mozzetta, whatever they are! Where does any of that fit in with the simplicity of the gospel message? What sort of distortion of Christianity is that?

      • Ioannes

        What do you suggest clergy wear in choir? Jeans and T-shirts? Is your take on the Gospels more reliable than the Church’s? Comments like yours, apart from being old hat, show a profound ignorance of … well, practically everything.

      • I am Francis

        How can you so upset about someone wearing a rochet if you do not even know what it is?

        Are you really upset about some aspect of the Catholic Church’s teaching rather than Bishops wearing old fashioned clothes?

        • Ioannes

          Yes, I’m amazed at how many non-Christians claim to know how Jesus Christ thinks. They seem to regard Him as the first hippie. And anyone who thinks Christianity is simple, either in belief or practice, must be simple-minded.

  • Joselito

    In the Philippines there are Archbishops who are also qualified for elevation to Cardinalate. There is Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu, Archbishop Angel Lagdameo of Iloilo, Archibishop Rolando Tria Tirona of Caceres and Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan

  • Paul

    Chaput is doing an incredible job cleaning up the finances & abusecscandal in Philadelphia….he is a hoe in for the red cap

  • June

    I am confident the present archbishop of Cebu, JOSE PALMA, will wear the red hat in the forthcoming consistory. Cebu will host the International Eucharistic Congress in 2016 and that spells the difference of elevating their metropolitan into the cardinalate

  • Godefridus de Prosdecimus

    Pope Francis announced om 12 January 2014, following the Angelus, the Cardinals he will create in the February 22 consistory.

    They are the following:

    16 Voting Cardinals:

    1 – Abp. Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State.
    2 – Abp. Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary of the Synod of Bishops.
    3 – Abp. Gerhard Ludwig Műller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
    4 – Abp. Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.
    5 – Abp. Vincent Gerard Nichols, Westminster (England and Wales).
    6 – Abp. Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Managua (Nicaragua).
    7 – Abp. Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Québec (Canada).
    8 – Abp. Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
    9 – Abp. Orani João Tempesta, O.Cist., Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
    10 – Abp. Gualtiero Bassetti, Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy).
    11 – Abp. Mario Aurelio Poli, Buenos Aires (Argentina).
    12 – Abp. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Seoul (Korea).
    13 – Abp. Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Santiago de Chile.
    14 – Abp. Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Ouagadougou (Burkina
    15 – Abp. Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Cotabato (Philippines).
    16 – Bp. Chibly Langlois, Les Cayes (Haiti).

    Cardinals over 80:

    1 – Abp. Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular of Mesembria (former secretary to Bl. John XXIII).
    2 – Abp. Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Emeritus of Pamplona (Spain).
    3 – Abp. Kelvin Edward Felix, Emeritus of Castries (St. Lucia).

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