A cardinal (Latin: Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalis, literally "cardinal of the Holy Roman Church") is a leading bishop and prince of the College of Cardinals in the Catholic Church, appointed by the Pope for life.Cardinals' duties include participating in papal consistories, and in conclaves when the Holy See is vacant. Gregory, second from left, greets parishioners following mass at St. Augustine Church in Washington on June 2, 2019. You can't live in Latin America and not see the history of race and slavery.". With the world’s cardinals assembled there to elect a new pope, Catholic leaders in Nigeria say they are hoping the next man in charge holds on to … He … Francis has condemned the "tragic death of" George Floyd, the Black man who was killed by police in Minnesota last May, and supported an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. He actively catechises via Familyland TV to the Americas, the Philippines, Africa, and Europe. The first Catholic priest in the region, John Cross Anyogu was ordained by Shanahan in 1930. Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint … Arinze remains active and in 2009 gave the commencement address at the Augustine Institute in Denver. Retired Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, His Eminence, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has played down calls for the disintegration of Nigeria. He traveled extensively and became a popular speaker in the United States. Arinze stayed at All Hallows until 1953 to teach. We Need Unity in the Catholic Church, Society, and Nations: Pope Francis. He has been the Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni since 2005. WASHINGTON (CNS) — To Father Robert Boxie III, the Catholic chaplain at Howard University in Washington, the naming of Washington’s archbishop “as a cardinal is huge, it’s historic.” On Nov. 28, Pope Francis elevated 13 new cardinals from around the world to the College of Cardinals … Despite his own refugee status, Archbishop Arinze worked tirelessly for refugees, displaced persons, the sick and the hungry, offering support to priests and religious, and giving the faithful hope for the future. The entire archdiocese was located in the secessionist Biafran territory during the Nigerian Civil War. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, two of the bishops were not in Rome for the ceremony, another first in church history. The Catholic Church in Nigeria is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome, and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). In 1955, he went to Rome to study theology at the Pontifical Urban University, where he ultimately earned a doctorate in sacred theology summa cum laude. Electors; Non-Voting; Cardinal-Bishops; Cardinal-Priests; Cardinal-Deacons With the help of foreign missionaries, he supervised what one international relief worker called one of "the most effective and efficient distributions of relief materials" in history. He became Archbishop of Onitsha on 26 June 1967. In the same year, he was awarded the chieftaincy title of the Ochudouwa of Eziowelle.[3]. Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- To Father Robert Boxie III, the Catholic chaplain at Howard University in Washington, the naming of Washington's archbishop "as a cardinal is huge, it's historic." His doctoral thesis on "Ibo Sacrifice as an Introduction to the Catechesis of Holy Mass" was the basis for his much used reference work, "Sacrifice in Ibo Religion", published in 1970. The first Catholic Mass in the English-speaking colonies was celebrated at St. Clement’s Island in 1634. He was considered papabile, that is, a candidate for election to the papacy, at the papal conclave that followed, in which he was a cardinal elector. https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/world/archbishop-wilton-gregory-cardinal [4] He returned to his post as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship when confirmed by the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI on 21 April 2005, and on 25 April Benedict named him Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni. Cindy Wooden in Rome contributed to this story. On 1 October 2002, Pope John Paul named him prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He became Archbishop of Onitsha on 26 June 1967. "It's not about the structures of the church, it's about the mistakes, the awful bad judgments that the church made in not focusing on the people that had been harmed," Gregory told CNN this week. He passed over several archbishops who would traditionally become cardinals to promote Gregory. Arinze was a member of the Committee of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. On Saturday, Gregory stepped out of his quarters and into history, becoming. by Nwafor. His parents later converted to Catholicism. He has produced over 1,700 television programs with the Apostolate for Family Consecration. The possibility that a Pope will be elected from within the eligible Latin American Cardinals is also under scrutiny. As a part of Biafra, Onitsha and its people had suffered greatly in the three-year war. Francis Arinze was still Archbishop of Onitsha when the Nigeria-Biafra war ended in 1970. ", Archbishop Wilton Gregory set to become first Black cardinal, the Catholic Church's first African American cardinal, Pope Francis appoints America's first Black cardinal, Wilton Gregory, One player described Francis as "super chill. After ordination, Father Arinze remained in Rome, earning a master's in theology in 1959 and doctorate in 1960. "He is very aware of racial injustices and white supremacy," Butler said, "and it's not just realizing what's going on here and how things have escalated. He also received honours in this capacity: On 24 October 1999 he received a gold medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews for his outstanding achievements in inter-faith relations.