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Pope Francis announced on 2022.05.29 that he would elevate the following 20 prelates to the Sacred College of Cardinals in a consistory on 2022.08.27.

  1. England Archbishop Arthur Roche (72), Prefect of Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Member of College for the review of appeals by clergy accused of delicta reservata, Archbishop ad personam and Bishop emeritus of Leeds (England)
  2. South Korea Archbishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik (유흥식 라자로 / 俞興植) (70), Prefect of Dicastery for the Clergy, President of Interdicastery Commission for Candidates to Sacred Order, Archbishop ad personam and Bishop emeritus of Daejeon 대전 (South Korea)
  3. Spain Archbishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C. (77), Titular Archbishop of Villamagna in Proconsulari, President of Governorate of Vatican City State, President of Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, Member of Commission for Confidential Matters and Member of Financial Security Committee
  4. France Archbishop Jean-Marc Noël Aveline (63), Metropolitan Archbishop of Marseille (France)
  5. Nigeria Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (59), Bishop of Ekwulobia (Nigeria)
  6. Brazil Archbishop Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, O.F.M. (71), Metropolitan Archbishop of Manaus (Brazil) and First Vice-President of Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon (CEAMA)
  7. India Patriarch Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (69), Patriarch of East Indies, Metropolitan Archbishop of Goa and Daman (India) and President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India
  8. USA Bishop Robert Walter McElroy (68), Bishop of San Diego (USA)
  9. Timor-Leste Archbishop Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, S.D.B. (54), Metropolitan Archbishop of Díli (Timor-Leste)
  10. Italy Bishop Oscar Cantoni (71), Bishop of Como (Italy)
  11. India Archbishop Anthony Poola (60), Metropolitan Archbishop of Hyderabad (India)
  12. Brazil Archbishop Paulo Cezar Costa (54), Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil)
  13. Ghana Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, M. Afr. (62), Bishop of Wa (Ghana)
  14. Singapore Archbishop William Goh Seng Chye (吳成才) (64), Archbishop of Singapore (Singapore) and General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
  15. Paraguay Archbishop Adalberto Martínez Flores (70), Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción (Paraguay), President of Episcopal Conference of Paraguay and Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Paraguay (Paraguay)
  16. Mongolia Bishop Giorgio Marengo, I.M.C. (47), Prefect Apostolic of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Titular Bishop of Castra severiana
  17. Colombia Archbishop Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, C.I.M. (80), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cartagena (Colombia)
  18. Italy Archbishop Arrigo Miglio (79), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cagliari (Italy)
  19. Italy Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (79), Pontifical Assistant for Memores Domini Lay Association and Pontifical Assistant to Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ
  20. Italy Msgr. Fortunato Frezza (80), Undersecretary emeritus of Synod of Bishops

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  • 2022.08.08: 

Saint Dominic, priest

Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral (Sosnowiec)

Monday in the 19ᵗʰ Week in Ordinary Time (Świdnica)

Saint John Vianney, priest (Extraordinary Form, Bologna)

Saint Mary of the Cross, religious (Australia, New Zealand)

Saints Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus, martyrs (Extraordinary Form)


  • 2022.08.08: 

Saint Dominic, priest, founder of the Order of Preachers

Saints Secondo, Carpoforo, Vittorino and Severiano, martyrs

Saints Cyriacus, Largus, Crescentianus, Memmia, Juliana and Smaragdus, martyrs at Rome

Saint Marino, old man, martyr

Saint Eusebio, bishop of Milan

Saint Severus of Vienne, priest

Saint Mommole, abbot of Fleury

Saint Emilian, bishop of Cyzicus

Saint Altmann, bishop of Passau

Saint Famian, hermit

Blessed John Felton, martyr of England

Blesseds John Fingley, priest, and Robert Bickerdike, martyrs of England

Saint Paulus Ge Tingzhu, martyr of China

Saint Bonifacia Rodríguez y Castro, virgin

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, virgin, founder of the Congregation of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart

Blessed Maria Margherita Caiani, virgin, founder of the Third Order of Minims Franciscans of the Sacred Heart

Blessed Antonio Silvestre Moya, priest and martyr of Spain

Blesseds María del Niño Jesús Baldillou Bullit and r companions, virgins of the Daughters of Mary Escolapias, martyrs of Spain

Blessed Włodzimierz Laskowski, priest, martyr at Gusen concentration camp

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