After praying the Angelus on Sunday, 9 July, Pope Francis announced that he will create 21 cardinals during a consistory on 30 September. The following is a translation of the Holy Father’s announcement, which he made in Italian.
“Now I would like to announce that next 30 September I will hold a Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals. Where they come from expresses the universality of the Church, that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all the people on earth. Moreover, the inclusion of the new Cardinals into the Diocese of Rome manifests the inseparable bond between the See of Peter and the local Churches spread throughout the world. Here are the names of the new Cardinals:
Archbishop Robert Francis Prevost, o.s.a. , Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops;
Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti , Prefect of the Dicastery for Eastern Churches;
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández , Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith;
Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig , Apostolic Nuncio;
Archbishop Christophe Louis Yves Georges Pierre , Apostolic Nuncio;
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa , Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem;
Archbishop Stephen Brislin , Archbishop of Cape Town (Kaapstad);
Archbishop Ángel Sixto Rossi, s.j. , Archbishop of Córdoba;
Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio , Archbishop of Bogotá;
Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś , Archbishop of Łódź;
Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla , Archbishop of Juba;
Archbishop José Cobo Cano , Archbishop of Madrid;
Archbishop Protase Rugambwa , Coadjutor Archbishop of Tabora;
Bishop Sebastian Francis , Bishop of Penang;
Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-Yan, s.j. , Bishop of Hong Kong;
Bishop François—Xavier Bustillo, o.f.m. Conv. , Bishop of Ajaccio;
Bishop Américo Manuel Alves Aguiar , Auxiliary Bishop of Lisbon;
Reverend Ángel Fernández Artime, s.d.b. , Rector Major of the Salesians.
Together with them, I will also add to the members of the College of Cardinals, two archbishops and one religious who have distinguished themselves for their service to the Church:
Archbishop Agostino Marchetto , Apostolic Nuncio;
Archbishop Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez , Archbishop Emeritus of Cumaná;
Father Luis Pascual Dri, ofm Cap. , Confessor of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei, Buenos Aires.
Let us pray for the new Cardinals, so that, confirming their adhesion to Christ, the merciful and faithful High Priest (cf. Heb 2:17), they may help me in my ministry as Bishop of Rome for the good of the entire faithful Holy People of God.