Vatican, Apr. 25 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI has raised Cardinal Francis Arinze to the rank of cardinal-bishop, making him one of the ranking members of the College of Cardinals.More at CWNews.com
The cardinal-bishops hold the top ceremonial status within the College of Cardinals. There are normally six cardinal-bishops, and since Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (bio - news) had held that rank, his election to the papacy had created an opening, which is now filled by Cardinal Arinze.
Monday, April 25, 2005
New status for Cardinal Arinze
Posted by Prodigal Son at 4/25/2005 11:26:00 AM