Wednesday, October 17, 2007

We have a Cardinal!

How blessed we are in Texas to have one of the newest Cardinals. Archbishop DiNardo was named a cardinal today along with 22 others.

Pope Benedict XVI Names Archbishop DiNardo as Cardinal Designate

HOUSTON - Today, October 17, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI named 23 new Roman Catholic Cardinals.

Among them is Archbishop Daniel DiNardo, from the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston, who reacted at this appointment with the following words: “I am deeply grateful to the Holy Father for his kindness in appointing me and for his trust in allowing me to be placed in the College of Cardinals. May I immediately add that it is also very humbling and surprising! I promise him my fullest communion, loyalty and obedience.” Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Communications Director

Along with Archbishop DiNardo, Pope Benedict XVI named 23 new cardinals from four continents to join this elite rank of the Roman Catholic Church.

Archbishop DiNardo, became the chief shepherd of the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston on February 28th. 2006.

With this new appointment, DiNardo will serve as a member of a body of advisors for the Holy Father and while he will travel to the Vatican approximately twice a year, he will remain as chief pastor of the more than 1.3 million Roman Catholics in the Houston-Galveston area.

Pope Benedict XVI stated that he would elevate the prelates at a Vatican Ceremony on Nov. 24th.

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