Let us pray for the new Cardinals, so that they might help me as Bishop of Rome, for the good of all the faithful.
With this appeal, Pope Francis announced he would hold a consistory (consecration) for the creation of new cardinals on 30 September 2023 in the Vatican.
The Consistory falls before the beginning of the Synod on Synodality, set to take place with representatives from all over the world in October.
“I would like to announce that next 30 September I will hold a Consistory for the appointment of new Cardinals. Where they come from expresses the universality of the Church, which continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all people of the earth.”
“In addition,” the pope said, “the insertion of the new Cardinals in the Diocese of Rome, manifests the inseparable bond between the See of Peter and the local Churches spread throughout the world.”
The Cardinal-elects hail from around the world. Among them are the Prefects of the Dicasteries for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez; of the Dicastery for Bishops, Archbishop Robert Francis Prevost; of the Dicastery for Oriental Churches, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti.
The Holy Father also named as Cardinals, Bishop Stephen Chriw Sau-yan of Hong Kong; Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa; and Apostolic Nunzio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.
List of the Future Cardinals
Here are the names of the new Cardinals:
1. H. E. Archbishop. Robert Francis PREVOST, O.S.A., Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops
2. H.E. Archbishop Claudio GUGEROTTI, Prefect of the Dicastery for Eastern Churches
3. H. E. Archbishop Víctor Manuel FERNÁNDEZ, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith
4. H. E. Archbishop Emil Paul TSCHERRIG, Apostolic Nunzio
5. H. E. Archbishop Christophe Louis Yves Georges PIERRE, Apostolic Nunzio
6. H. E. Archbishop Pierbattista PIZZABALLA, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
7. H. E. Archbishop Stephen BRISLIN, Archbishop of the Capetown (Kaapstad)
8. H. E. Archbishop Ángel Sixto ROSSI, S.J., Archbishop of Córdoba
9. H. E. Archbishop Luis José RUEDA APARICIO, Archbishop of Bogotá
10. H. E. Archbishop Grzegorz RYŚ, Archbishop of Łódź
11. H. E. Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin MULLA, Archbishop of Juba
12. H. E. Archbishop José COBO CANO, Archbishop of Madrid
13. H. E. Archbishop Protase RUGAMBWA, Coadjutor Archbishop of Tabora
14. H. E. Bishop Sebastian FRANCIS, Bishop of Penang
15. H. E. Bishop Stephen CHOW SAU-YAN, S.J., Bishop of Hong Kong
16. H. E. Bishop François-Xavier BUSTILLO, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop of Ajaccio
17. H. E. Bishop Américo Manuel ALVES AGUIAR, Auxiliary Bishop of Lisbon
18. Rev. Ángel FERNÁNDEZ ARTIME, s.d.b., Rector Major of the Salesians
The Pope also said that long with cardinals elect, he will join to the members of the College of Cardinals, two archbishops and one religious who have distinguished themselves for their service to the Church.
19. H.E. Archbishop Agostino MARCHETTO, Apostolic Nuncio.
20. H.E. Archbishop Diego Rafael PADRÓN SÁNCHEZ, Archbishop Emeritus of Cumaná
21. Rev. Fr. Luis Pascual DRI, OFM Cap., Confessor of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei, Buenos Aires
“Let us pray for the new Cardinals, so that, confirming their adhesion to Christ, the merciful and faithful High Priest (cf. Heb 2:17), they might help me in my ministry as Bishop of Rome for the good of the entire Holy People faithful to God,” the pope concluded.
By Deborah Castellano Lubov, Vatican News