Who is the youngest Catholic Cardinal?

Who is the youngest Catholic Cardinal?

Francis Arinze
Francis Arinze (born 1 November 1932) is a Nigerian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church….Francis Arinze.

His Eminence Francis Arinze
Consecration 29 August 1965 by Charles Heerey
Created cardinal 25 May 1985 by Pope John Paul II
Rank Cardinal-Bishop
Personal details

Who is the highest ranking Catholic in the United States?

William Levada

His Eminence William Joseph Levada
Created cardinal March 24, 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI
Rank Cardinal deacon (2006–2016) Cardinal priest (2016–2019)
Personal details
Born June 15, 1936 Long Beach, California, United States

Who is the most powerful cardinal?


Rank Name Country
1 Giovanni Battista Re* Italy
2 Leonardo Sandri Argentina
3 Angelo Sodano* Italy
4 Francis Arinze* Nigeria

Who is the oldest Catholic cardinal?

Eminence Loris Francesco Capovilla
At his death, he was the oldest living Roman Catholic bishop from Italy and the fourth oldest in the world….Loris Francesco Capovilla.

His Eminence Loris Francesco Capovilla
Created cardinal 22 February 2014 by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born 14 October 1915 Pontelongo, Veneto, Kingdom of Italy

Is Catholicism declining or growing?

Nationwide Catholic membership increased between 2000 and 2017, but the number of churches declined by nearly 11% and by 2019, the number of Catholics decreased by 2 million people.

Where do most Catholic live?

According to the CIA Factbook and the Pew Research Center, the five countries with the largest number of Catholics are, in decreasing order of Catholic population :

  • Brazil.
  • Mexico.
  • Philippines.
  • United States.
  • Italy.

Where is Pope Francis now?

the Vatican City State
Francis is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, in which capacity he is Bishop of Rome and absolute Sovereign of the Vatican City State.

What did Bergoglio think of Opus Dei?

He has a devotion to St. Josemaria, and he prayed before his relics for 45 minutes, when he once visited the church of the prelature in Rome. Francis beatified Alvaro del Portillo, the successor of Escrivá. What Bergoglio most liked about Opus Dei was the work done for the poor by one of its schools in Buenos Aires.

Is Opus Dei a Catholic prelature?

In contrast, Catholic officials say that church authorities have even greater control of Opus Dei now that its head is a prelate appointed by the Pope, and its status as a prelature “precisely means dependence.”

What did Cardinal Bergoglio beg from the conclave of 2005?

^ Tosatti, Marco. “Ecco come andò davvero il Conclave del 2005”. La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 30 January 2017. According to the source, Cardinal Bergoglio begged “almost in tears” (“quasi in lacrime” in Italian)

Which Opus Dei members have been made cardinals?

During the pontificate of John Paul II, two members of Opus Dei, Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne and Julián Herranz Casado, were made cardinals. In September 2005, Pope Benedict XVI blessed a newly installed statue of Josemaría Escrivá placed in an outside wall niche of St Peter’s Basilica, a place for founders of Catholic organizations.