|Pope Benedict XVI with Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, CS.|
Rome, October 20, 2010. This morning, after the general audience
in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father announced the celebration
of a public consistory for the creation of 24 new
cardinals. The consistory will take place on November 20, 2010.
of the new cardinals will be Archbishop Velasio De Paolis,
CS, President of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the
Holy See. Since July, he has also been serving as
the pontifical delegate for the congregation of the Legionaries of
Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement.
The fact that Archbishop De
Paolis will be elevated to the College of Cardinals underlines
his important responsibility as President of the Prefecture for the
Economic Affairs of the Holy See and the extraordinary service
he has given to the Church throughout his life. The
Legionaries and Movement members welcome the news with joy and
assure the future cardinal of our constant prayers for all
of his intentions.