Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo named cardinal
Archbishop Quevedo joins 15 other new cardinals and 3 Archbishops emeriti in the College of Cardinals

MINDANAO'S 1ST CARDINAL. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, then secretary-general of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, gestures as he speaks during a press briefing at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Manila on Aug 15, 2009. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo was among the 16 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday, January 12, after the regular Angelus.

Coming from 12 countries in 5 continents, the new cardinals “represent the deep ecclesial relationship between the Church of Rome and the other Churches throughout the world,” said Pope Francis in his announcement. (Read a profile of cardinal-to-be Quevedo, Mindanao’s first)

The following were named as cardinals, and will join the College of Cardinals in a Consistory to be held in February:

  • Pietro Parolin, Titular Archbishop of Acquapendente, Secretary of State
  • Lorenzo Baldisseri, Titular Archbishop of Diocleziana, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops
  • Gerhard Ludwig Műller, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Regensburg, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  • Beniamino Stella, Titular Archbishop of Midila, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
  • Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy)
  • Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Archbishop of Managua (Nicaragua)
  • Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Archbishop of Santiago del Cile (Chile)
  • Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
  • Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec (Canada)
  • Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes (Haïti)
  • Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (Great Britain)
  • Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
  • Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines)
  • Orani João Tempesta, O.Cist., Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Andrew Yeom Soo jung, Archbishop of Seoul (Korea)

The Pope also named into the College of Cardinals 3 Archbishops emeriti distinguished for their service to the Holy See and to the Church:

  • Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria
  • Kelvin Edward Felix, Archbishop emeritus of Castries
  • Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Archbishop emeritus of Pamplona

“Let us pray for the new Cardinals, that vested in the virtues and the sentiments of the Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd, they might be able to help more effectively the Bishop of Rome in his service to the universal Church,” continued the statement. –

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