Pope names six new cardinals with global flavor
Lebanon's Bechara Boutros Rai (L), wearing his hat, is congratulated after Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a cardinal.
November 24th, 2012
02:13 PM ET

Pope names six new cardinals with global flavor

By the CNN Wire Staff

Rome (CNN) - Pope Benedict XVI appointed six new cardinals in a special ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday, all of them from countries outside Europe.

One of those elevated to the College of Cardinals was American Archbishop James M. Harvey, who currently serves as prefect of the papal household, according to Vatican Radio.

The others were Bechara Boutros Rai, a Maronite patriarch from Lebanon; Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, an Indian archbishop and head of the Syro-Malankara Church; Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria; Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota, Colombia; and Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines.

During the ceremony each received the traditional red hat, or "biretta," gold ring and a document with the name of the cardinal's titular church in Rome.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Pope Benedict XVI

soundoff (133 Responses)
  1. Mirosal

    3rd from the right... isn't that Abe Vigoda?

    November 27, 2012 at 6:37 am |
    • Jeez

      Is he still alive??? I know I know he is. Looks just like that old Fish!!!

      November 27, 2012 at 8:08 am |
    • sam stone

      He is still alive

      November 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  2. Jeez

    Why are they wearing my grandma's tablecloths??? She's gonna miss them...Christmas dinner is around the corner!!

    November 27, 2012 at 6:19 am |
    • saggyroy

      All church rummage sale items end up here...

      November 27, 2012 at 6:26 am |
  3. Evelyn

    I always thought Mr Magoo would have made a very fine and handsome Bishop.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  4. niknak

    Those are some creepy looking dudes.
    But those would be some dupe Halloween costumes!

    November 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  5. Theo

    Ahh magical hats,robes and rituals, these are things people should take serious in 2012

    November 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  6. foryouIwrite

    The only flavor those new cardinals have is OLD MAN SMELL.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  7. hinduism by Judaism self center ,secularism source of hindu filthy hinduism, racism.

    Hang them up side down to drain hinduism, racism out of their hindu ignoraant brain, thinking themselves to be part of half of hinduism absurdity of hindu, pagan trinity. hindu's, stupids thinking themselves to be more than, what they really are, HUMAN, in denial of truth absolute GOD, foundation of existence. lease visit limitisthetruth.com to learn hinduism, absurdity of hindu pagan Catholics against Humanity and truth absolute GOD.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • bob

      Man are you crazy ? or do you think your really affecting people with your posts ? trust me you come off as a nut job

      November 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • raj

      This guy should have issues!I mean real issues!

      November 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
  8. Huebert

    The picture reminds me of a nursing home drag show.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • JellyBean

      LOL! But so true.

      November 26, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • DalcassianKnight

      Have you been to many Nursing Home Drag Shows? I think they might have a help group for people like you.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • Huebert

      Yeah it's called a nursing home drag show. It's all the help anyone ever needs.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      nursing home drag show? LOL!!!

      November 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • End Religion

      I'm surprised they haven't added high heels to the get-up yet.

      November 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • saggyroy

      Caption to picture: "Ok ladies, put these on and let's hit the showers !"

      November 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      One two cha cha cha three four cha cha cha.da da da da daaa daaaa.OK man girls twirled and spin in circles kicking the dagon fish head hat mitre.now manly old girls spin and kick the lead sugar foot dude in all drag orange on.one two cha cha cha

      November 27, 2012 at 3:31 am |
  9. derp

    Silly old coots in dresses and beanies worshipping a fictional character from a 2000 year old myth.

    Bunch of nut bags.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  10. Mohammad A Dar

    they are all old, soon to become friends of wheelchair people.

    November 26, 2012 at 9:13 am |
  11. Reality

    Only for the new members of this blog:-–>>

    Recognizing the flaws, follies and frauds in the foundations of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, the "bowers", kneelers" and "pew peasants" are converging these religions into some simple rules of life. No koran, bible, cardinals, clerics, nuns, monks, imams, evangelicals, ayatollahs, rabbis, professors of religion or priests needed or desired.

    Ditto for houses of "worthless worship" aka mosques, churches, basilicas, cathedrals, temples and synagogues.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:33 am |
  12. Jenna Jameson

    One of my customers wanted me to wear clothes like that. He was the guy on the left.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:22 am |
  13. Denise

    Silly boys in their fine silk dresses, but more the fools are they who give their money to the men in the pretty dresses and hats.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:21 am |
  14. 0G-No gods, ghosts, goblins or ghouls

    In any other subject area, these delusional idiots would called just that. Fucking pedophile charlatans!

    November 26, 2012 at 3:24 am |
  15. 200 TON HAMMER

    By the way just for European religious people's the gigs up your no match for the supernatural WISDOM your on the loser end and when its all said and done the real supernatural KING OF THE HEBREW ISREALITE shows up its a wrap.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:11 am |
  16. hinduism by Judaism self center ,secularism source of hindu filthy hinduism, racism.

    my father Mohammad Daristanwala is a Shiite, an out law Iranian goon, deserved to be prosecuted for perjury and put in jail for terrorism, denial of truth absolute GAWD, not your GOD or DOG.

    November 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • 200 TON HAMMER

      OH WOW they change the picture from the Pope wearing a dagon golden fish head hat picture too more white European white man in orange and white with fake European wannabe yamakes orange hats with orange cover robes dress in what looks like a old lady has been white wedding dresses looks like they have a lot of sugar in their tanks

      November 26, 2012 at 2:59 am |
  17. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    November 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book can help you:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...

      November 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm |
    • TrollAlert

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      "John 3:16" degenerates to:
      "pervert alert" is the degenerate.

      This troll is not a christian

      November 26, 2012 at 9:09 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs.

      November 26, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  18. kevobx

    Why does mankind take an oath with their right hand? Does a lawyer lie *Psalm 109:6 Set thou a wicked over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. *Psalm 81:15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him. (Remember, the devil himself is subtle, a cunning hunter of the world) *Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

    November 25, 2012 at 10:58 am |
    • Sam Stone

      Wow, kevobx.....a cut and paste....pretty impressive, indeed

      November 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • hinduism by Judaism self center ,secularism source of hindu filthy hinduism, racism.

      From book of hindu mithra ism savior ism, reject of son of blessed Mary, Greek Torah, reject of son of blessed Mary.

      November 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • End Religion

      and? we have lots of superstitions. i think its obvious it is a part of being mired in ignorant medieval religion. saying "god bless you" after a sneeze is from the 6th century fear of plague, for goodness sake.

      November 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • MP

      God bless you after sneezing came from people who could not pronounce ge – sund – heit.

      November 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • End Religion


      November 26, 2012 at 12:45 am |
    • End Religion


      November 26, 2012 at 12:45 am |
  19. kevobx

    Who can escape the Zionists, what is a remnant out of billions of people? *Isaiah 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: *Psalm 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. *Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. (Judah is the black man's bloodline) *Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine. *Jeremiah 4:28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. *Genesis 2:1 THUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the hosts of them. (The Lord of hosts is the white man thou who loves art. Take notice how the Lord God of hosts is he)

    November 25, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Kenneth W. Sandbourne

      Why do you keep quoting from your old, error-laden book of superstitions?

      November 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
    • Akira

      "I know what I like
      And I like what I know.
      It's getting better in the wardrobe
      Stepping one beyond your show"

      I just quoted Genesis, also.

      November 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • hinduism by Judaism self center ,secularism source of hindu filthy hinduism, racism.

      From book of Sunni crook ism savior ism, reject of illegitimate son of blessed Miriam, Greek Trojan, reject of son of blessed Fatima, denier of truth absolute Christian Hollywood Thin Allah, ignorant.

      November 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • Mirosal

      Oh Superman where are you now? When everything's gone wrong somehow? Men of steel, men of power, are losing control by the hour. Akira, you're right, quoting Genesis CAN be fun 🙂

      November 26, 2012 at 3:18 am |
    • Akira

      "Land Of Confusion". Nice. 😉

      November 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  20. kevobx

    Who has the law, Moses or the mandated Pope? *Daniel 9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. *Deuteronomy 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. *1st Timothy 5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan. (2nd Peter 3:10 in the which the heavens shall pass away with great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.)

    November 25, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Akira

      Well, the mandated pope does, being that he's here and all.
      Whether you follow him or not is entirely up to you.

      November 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • hinduism by Judaism self center ,secularism source of hindu filthy hinduism, racism.

      he is a hindu, an out law, deserved to be prosecuted for perjury and put in jail for hinduism, denial of truth absolute God.

      November 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
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