Speaking on the
need for collaboration, the Holy Father said that “the meetings of the
entire College of Cardinals with Peter's Successor, such as that of
last Thursday, will continue as privileged moments to seek together how
best to serve the Church, entrusted by Christ to our care."
In addition, he
extended his “warm greetings” to “the newly created English-speaking
Cardinals. They include, Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales,
Archbishop of Manila, the Philippines; Cardinal Nicholas Cheong
Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul, Korea; Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap.,
Archbishop of Boston, United States of America; Cardinal Joseph Zen
Ze-kiun, SDB Bishop of Hong Kong, China; and Cardinal Peter Dery,
Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana.
dear Brothers,” he said, “in renewing to you my fraternal greetings and
offering my fervent prayers for the mission that has been entrusted to
you for the service of the universal Church, I once again commend you
to the protection of Mary, Mother of the Church.”
extended greetings to “the family members and friends of our newly
created Cardinals, together with the lay faithful, who have accompanied
them to Rome for the solemn celebrations of last Friday and Saturday.
He said he hoped
that their time in the Eternal City would deepen their “love of the
Church and strengthen [their] faith in Jesus Christ our Savior and
encouraged them “to continue to pray for our Cardinals and to support
them with your love and affection,” closing with the wish that “God
Bless you all!”
today, Pope Benedict XVI met with the 15 new cardinals created in last
Friday’s Ordinary Public Consistory. During the meeting, he
particularly greeted the English-speaking prelates and promised more
meetings with the College of Cardinals, similar to last Thursday’s day
of prayer and reflection.