Thursday, October 18, 2007

The two new American cardinals are both associated with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Cardinal-Archbishop Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston is the Grand Prior of the Southwest Lieutenency of the EOHSJ, and Cardinal-Archbishop John Patrick Foley has been the pro-Grand Master of the EOHSJ. Now, as a cardinal he drops the "pro" from his title and is simply called the Grand Master of the EOHSJ.

(From Pope Benedict XVI announced the names of 23 new cardinals for the Church, including a historic move to bestow the first red hat to the head of a Texas archdiocese.The consistory, the second of the Pope's pontificate, will be held Nov. 24, the eve of the solemnity of Christ the King, the Vatican press office said today."The new cardinals," the Pope said at the end of today's general audience, "come from various parts of the world. And the universality of the Church, with the multiplicity of her ministries, is clearly reflected in them."Alongside deserving prelates who work for the Holy See are pastors who dedicate their energies to direct contact with the faithful." Two of the new cardinals are U.S. prelates: Archbishop John Patrick Foley, pro-grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and Archbishop Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas.

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