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  • n  cardinals collectively

  • If Shehan's elevation to the cardinalate was unexpectedthere were Vatican observers who thought Philadelphia's energetic Archbishop John Krol a more plausible candidate .
  • Not diplomacy or administrative policy dictated the Pope's latest appointments, which bring the cardinalate to the unprecedented number of 68, two less than full strength.
  • He celebrated the silver jubilee of his elevation, at the hands of Pius X, to the cardinalate.
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  • Francis makes his first mistake
    In advancing four members of the Roman Curia to the cardinalate, Pope Francis has made his first major mistake, which may ultimately undermine his attempts at reforming the Vatican.
    Jan. 24, 2014 - National Catholic Reporter

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