Consistory to select new Cardinals in February

Pope Francis decided to make the date known so that other meetings involving Cardinals from around the world could be scheduled accordingly.

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Nov 05 2013, 5:53 PM
Consistory to select new Cardinals in February

The Holy See Press Office has confirmed that a Consistory to select new Cardinals will be held on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, February 22, 2014.

Pope Francis decided to make the date known so that other meetings involving Cardinals from around the world could be scheduled accordingly.

The Pope had informed both the Council of Cardinals and the Council of the Synod of his intention earlier this month, according to statement issued by Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Press Office.

Father Lombardi said a Meeting of the Cardinals could be expected to happen before the Consistory, as has been customary with his predecessors. Prior to this will be the third meeting of the 8-member Council of Cardinals, while a meeting of the Council of the Synod will start two days after the Consistory.

Father Lombardi said a meeting of the 15 Member Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See will also happen as usual in February. Although the date is not confirmed, it will probably be before the Consistory.

Father Lombardi did not mention the names of the new Cardinals, although in previous Consistories, the names were announced a few weeks in advance.

Source: Vatican Radio

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