Pope names 21 new cardinals, including Singapore's Archbishop William Goh
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced on Sunday (May 29) that he would appoint 21 new cardinals in August, including Singapore's Archbishop William Goh.
Of the 21, 16 are cardinal electors under 80 years old and thus eligible to enter a conclave to elect his successor after his death or resignation.LinkedIn VATICAN CITY: Archbishop William Goh, the leader of Singapore's Catholic Church, is among 21 new cardinals to be appointed in August.Chess player Tin Jingyao has met the criteria to become a Grandmaster, pending ratification by the International Chess Federation.Archbishop William Goh is the first Singaporean to be appointed to the College of Cardinals.
After the Aug 27 ceremony to officially install them, known as a consistory, Francis will have appointed about 83 of the some 133 cardinal electors, increasing the possibility his successor will be a man reflecting his position on key issues.By then Francis will have appointed about 63 per cent of cardinal electors, further increasing their presence in the developing world and again loosening the grip Europe had on the College of Cardinals.Of the 21, 16 are cardinal electors under 80 years old and thus eligible to enter a conclave to elect his successor after his death or resignation.The new electors include Archbishop Giorgio Marengo, an Italian who is currently the Catholic Church's administrator in Mongolia.To score the three norms to become a Grandmaster, the highest rank in the sport, a player has to participate in norm tournaments that have at least three Grandmasters from different countries, nine rounds, and a time control that is at least 120 minutes.The country borders with China, where the Vatican is trying to improve the situation for Catholics.The new electors include Archbishop Giorgio Marengo, an Italian who is currently the Catholic Church's administrator in Mongolia.Other cardinal electors come from France, Nigeria, Brazil, India, the United States, East Timor, Italy, Ghana, Singapore and Paraguay.The new cardinals represent the Catholic Church worldwide and reflect a wide variety of cultures, contexts and pastoral ministries, the report added.
Three Vatican officials to be made cardinals in August come from South Korea, Britain and Spain.Other cardinal electors come from France, Nigeria, Brazil, India, the United States, East Timor, Italy, Ghana and Paraguay.He earned his second at the recently concluded SEA Games.Archbishop Goh is the first Singaporean cardinal, his office said.The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore said in a statement that it is honoured to have Archbishop Goh elevated to the Cardinalate, and that he is"deeply humbled" by this new appointment.Source: Reuters/ng."However, Archbishop William is conscious that this honour and new responsibility conferred on him is also a recognition of the contribution of the faithful in the archdiocese for helping him to build a vibrant, evangelising and missionary church," the statement said..Once again, Francis passed over archbishops of major cities that traditionally had cardinals before his election in 2013, preferring to appoint men in far-flung places where the Church is small or growing and more vibrant than in Europe.This number will grow to 229 cardinals, including 131 electors, on Aug 27.
By appointing cardinals in Singapore, Mongolia, India and East Timor, Francis appears to be seeking to increase the Church's prestige and clout in Asia, a growing economic and political powerhouse.New cardinals from other developing countries include archbishops in Ekwulobia in Nigeria, Manaus and Brasilia in Brazil, Goa and Hyderabad in India, Wa in Ghana and Asuncion in Paraguay.I think in terms of level of play, it's probably my best event yet.The promotion to cardinal of Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, California, is significant because he has been an outspoken ally of Francis' pastoral approach in issues such as protection of the environment and a more welcoming approach to gay Catholics.In making McElroy a cardinal, Francis passed over the conservative archbishops of San Francisco and Los Angeles, two large cities that traditionally had cardinals in the past.REUTERS Related topics.Tin's impending promotion is another milestone in his meteoric rise since he picked up chess at eight after discovering the game online while using the computer at his aunt's house.It added that Archbishop Goh will be expected to assist the Pope in the task of "governing the Universal Church".
Archbishop of Singapore among 21 new cardinals to be appointed by Pope FrancisVATICAN CITY: Archbishop William Goh, the leader of Singapore\u0027s Catholic Church, is among 21 new cardinals to be appointed in August. Pope Francis announced on Sunday (May 29) that he would appoint the new cardinals, including an Italian leading the Church in Mongolia, again putting his stamp on
Grandmaster at 21: Singapore set to have 5th and youngest chess grandmasterFresh from winning two SEA Games medals in Vietnam earlier this month, Singapore's top-ranked chess player Tin Jingyao is set to become the nation's fifth and youngest Grandmaster after more sterling performances in the Hanoi GM Chess Tournament. The 21-year-old won six of his first seven rounds and drew with Filipino Paulo Bersamina on Saturday (May 28) to meet the...
Archbishop William Goh to become Singapore's first cardinal, highest rank after PopeSINGAPORE - The head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, Archbishop William Goh, will be appointed a cardinal in August, making him the first Singaporean to hold the rank. Pope Francis will appoint 21 new cardinals during a Consistory - a formal meeting of the College of Cardinals - on Aug 27, the Vatican News reported on Sunday (May... Top guy to sweep “sensitives” under rug! CONGRATULATIONS on achieving this personal milestone...Sir!
Singapore's Archbishop William Goh appointed by Pope Francis to be Cardinal in AugustArchbishop William Goh, the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, will be appointed a Cardinal, the Vatican said on 29 May.
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