Pope Francis has handed over higher-ranking San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and named Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, California, as one in every of 21 new cardinals within the Catholic Church.
Francis introduced those that can be elevated and obtain the celebrated pink cardinal’s hat following conventional remarks Sunday on the Apostolic Palace in Vatican Metropolis, Rome.
Cordileone congratulated McElroy and acknowledged his San Francisco connections.
“Cardinal-elect McElroy is a local San Franciscan who was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1980,” Cordileone said. “He served at a number of parishes, together with St. Cecilia, St. Pius X, and St. Gregory. He was an auxiliary bishop right here within the Archdiocese from 2010-2015 earlier than being appointed to guide the Diocese of San Diego the place he has served ever since. We ship congratulations to Cardinal-elect McElroy.”
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Whereas Francis’s causes for passing over Cordileone had been unclear, the San Francisco archbishop has been on the heart of controversial debate regarding whether or not Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to be allowed to obtain Holy Communion.
On Might 20, Cordileone introduced that Pelosi mustn’t current herself to a priest for Communion at Mass due to her stance on abortion and her latest calls to guard entry to abortion on the federal degree.
Regardless of a rising variety of bishops coming collectively to help Cordileone’s barring of Pelosi, the Home speaker acquired the Eucharist at a Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., final week.
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These set to be elevated to cardinal will reportedly take part in a consistory ceremony on the Vatican on Aug. 27. Among the many 21 chosen, 16 are youthful than 80 and can be eligible to vote for Francis’s successor.