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CatholicTV Will Air Vatican Consistory Where Pope Benedict Will Install 22 New Cardinals

2/16/2012 - 5:27 AM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (February 16, 2012) - On February 18th, the CatholicTV Network will air the Vatican Consistory where Pope Benedict XVI will create 22 new cardinals. The following day, CatholicTV will air the Eucharistic Concelebration with the new Cardinals.

On January 6, 2012, the feast of the Epiphany Pope Benedict said "And now, with great joy, I announce that a Consistory will be held next 18 February at which I shall appoint 22 new members of the College of Cardinals. As is well known, the task of Cardinals is to help the Successor of Peter to carry out his ministry of strengthening the brethren in the faith and of being a principle and source of the unity and communion of the Church. "

These new cardinals will include two North Americans: Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, and Archbishop Thomas Collins, who will become Canada's 16th cardinal. Of the newly named Cardinals 18 are eligible as electors for a papal conclave.

The consistory and the Mass will air at and on CatholicTV at noon and 8PM (EST) on February 18th and 19th. CatholicTV will also air air newly appointed Cardinal Dolan's welcoming Mass and ceremonies from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on February 25th

Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston will discuss the consistory and the new cardinals in an upcoming episode of his show "Conversations with Cardinal Seán".

This is the fourth time that the Pope has called a consistory to create new cardinals during his Pontificate. Pope Benedict has now named 83, or more than half, of the current College of Cardinals. The consistory will be held in the Sistine Chapel. Pope Benedict will concelebrate Mass with the new cardinals on February 19th at St. Peter's Basilica. This is the first time that the new shorter version of ceremony that Pope Benedict approved will be used. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, described the new ceremony: "In short the three moments of the bestowing of the biretta, the presentation of the cardinal's ring and the assignment of titular churches (the church in the diocese of Rome the post of cardinal is tied to) have all been combined."

About CatholicTV: Founded in 1955, CatholicTV is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, CatholicTV Network offers a wide range of programs aimed at children and adults, from uplifting advice shows to international news, game shows to travel, CatholicTV has something for everyone. Based in Watertown, MA outside of Boston, CatholicTV is available in over 11 million homes nationwide. For access to CatholicTV programs, go to or download the CatholicTV mobile app for iPhone or iPad.


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  1. abey
    3 years ago

    It would do good if Cardinal designate George Alanchery be advised to take care not to go into Syncretism of faith to local forms of worships, the very reason Israel fell into Apostasy, with the same could happen as seen increasing in some of his Catholic Churches & others in India towards, Adoration, Mass & other Holy Catholic services.

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