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Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś appointed cardinal by Pope Francis

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The Metropolitan of Lodz, Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś, was appointed a cardinal by Pope Francis. On Sunday, the pope announced the cardinal nominations for dignitaries from around the world during a meeting with the faithful during the Angelus prayer.

The consistory at which Francis will present the insignia to the new cardinals will take place on September 30 in Vatican.

The list announced by the pope includes 18 cardinal-electors who can take part in the conclave, and three over the age of 80.

The second Polish cardinal

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The 59-year-old Archbishop of Lodz is the second Polish cardinal appointed by Franciszek. In 2018, the papal almoner Konrad Krajewski received this nomination.

Grzegorz Ryś, Metropolitan of ŁódźRoman Zawistowski/PAP

Cardinals were also appointed m.in. Archbishop Robert Francis Prevost, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, Prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith, and Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. In addition, the Archbishop of Madrid Jose Cobo Cano, the Bishop of Hong Kong Stephen Chow Sau-Yan and the Metropolitan of Bogotá in Colombia Archbishop Luis Jose Rueda Aparicio.

Dignitaries who are 80 years old will also become cardinals. Former Apostolic Nuncio Agostino Marchetto Italianmetropolitan emeritus of the city of Cumana Venezuela Archbishop Diego Rafael Padron and confessor at the Marian Shrine of Buenos Aires in Argentina father Luis Pascual Dri.


Call for an end to violence in the Holy Land

During a meeting with the faithful, the pope appealed for an end to violence in the Holy Land. “I was deeply saddened to learn that there has been bloodshed again in the Holy Land. I want the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to be able to resume direct dialogue in order to put an end to the spiral of violence and open the way to reconciliation and peace.

He also thanked the non-governmental organization Mediterranea Saving Humans, which saves migrants in the Mediterranean. The head of this mission, the well-known Italian activist Luca Casarini, was invited as a special guest to the October synod of bishops in the Vatican.

The Pope also greeted the participants of the pilgrimage to Jasna Góra.

Main photo source: Roman Zawistowski/PAP

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