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Ordinary Public Consistory for the vote on some Causes of Canonization May 3, 2021. (photo: Vatican Media)

Making up the majority in the College of Cardinals, Pope Francis elevated the new cardinal priests during a consistory Monday.

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News, May 5, 2021

Edward Pentin Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the Register. …


Edward PentinVATICAN CITY — Cardinals Raymond Burke, Walter Brandmüller, and Robert Sarah are among eight cardinals Pope Francis has elevated from cardinal deacons to the rank of cardinal priests.

The Holy Father approved the decision, made in accordance with canon law, during a consistory to confirm the canonizations of seven new saints on Monday.

According to can. 349 §5, “cardinals from the diaconal order” can be transferred “to another diaconia and if they have been in the diaconal order for ten full years, even to the presbyteral order.” …