Friday, 6 January 2012

Canada's new Cardinal

The Pope has named Toronto Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins as one of 22 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican announced Friday morning.
Collins, 64, ordained as a priest in 1973 and appointed archbishop of Toronto in 2007, told CBC's Heather Hiscox he learned about his appointment after receiving word on his BlackBerry to call the Pope's representative.
'It's just an awesome experience to receive that call from the Lord.'—Toronto Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins
"This is indeed a great honour and I’m indeed overwhelmed," Collins said early Friday, adding that he will continue as archbishop of the Toronto archdiocese.
Cardinals are the Pope's closest aides, but only those under age 80 can take part in the election of a new pope following the death of the current pontiff, Benedict.
Other cardinals named Friday include prelates from New York, Hong Kong, Berlin, Prague, Florence, Italy and some key Vatican offices.
From what I know, His Grace is quite orthodox. Well I haven't heard otherwise. Please say a prayer for him!

This story came from CBC, yeah I know, but I couldn't find better

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