Pope Francis elevates archbishops of Hyderabad and Goa to cardinal rank

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Pope Francis announced on 29 May that he would create 21 new cardinals, including two from India, in a Consistory on 27 August.

  • It is a matter of pride for the Goans to receive such a coveted honour.

  • The two Cardinals from India

  1. Archbishop Filipe Neri António Sebastião di Rosário Ferrão, (Archbishop of Goa)

  2. Archbishop Anthony Poola, Archbishop of Hyderabad

  • About Father Ferrao

  • He was ordained as a priest on 28 October, 1979

  • On 12 December 2003, he was ordained as Archbishop of Goa and Daman by Pope John Paul II.

  • Father Ferrao was born on 20 January 1953 in the village of Aldona, near Panaji.

  • He graduated in Philosophy and Theology and knows Konkani, English, Portuguese, Italian, French and German languages.

  • About Anthony Poola

  • He was a native of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and was ordained a priest in February 1992

  • He was appointed as Bishop of Kurnool in 2008.

  • He was appointed as Archbishop of Hyderabad in 2020.

  • He is currently the Chairman of the Youth Commission of the Andhra Pradesh Bishops' Conference.

  • For the first time in history, a Telugu Archbishop has been made a cardinal.

  • Important facts

  • Eight of the newly named cardinals are from Europe, six from Asia, two from Africa, one from North America, and four from Central and Latin America.

  • The College of Cardinals currently has 208 cardinals, of whom 117 are electors and 91 are non-electoral.

  • From August 27, this number will increase to 229 cardinals.

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