Mgr Fitzgerald Cardinal

At the Angelus Pope Francis reads the names of those prelates who will receive the red hat on October 5th, the vigil of the Amazon Synod.

After reciting the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis announced a consistory to be held on 5 October for the nomination of 10 new Cardinals. He said that the places where these new Cardinals come from express the missionary vocation of the Church as she continues to announce the merciful love of God to every person on earth.

[The names of the ten new Cardinals are proclaimed… Then, comes the big piece of news]

Along with these new Cardinals, the Pope is adding two Archbishops and a Bishop who have served the Church in a distinguished way:

      1. Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald – Archbishop Emeritus of Nepte
      2. Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius, sj – Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas
      3. Bishop Eugenio Dal Corso, psdp – Bishop Emeritus of Benguela

Let us pray for the new Cardinals so that, confirming their adhesion to Christ, they might help in my ministry as Bishop of Rome for the good of all the faithful Holy People of God.

From all of us, in Rome and elsewhere, heartfelt congratulations to you, Michael.

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