February 18, 2012. (Romereports.com) (-ONLY VIDEO-)
It's official. Saturday morning the Pope named 22 new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica. Benedict XVI constantly smiled as he individually blessed the new cardinals and bestowed the traditional red brimmed hat over their heads. The first eleven bishops made cardinals during the ceremony were:
Archbishop Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.
Archbishop Manuel Monteiro de Castro, penitentiary major.
Archbishop Santos Abril y Castello, archpriest of the papal basilica of St. Mary Major.
Archbishop Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples.
Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and of the Governorate of Vatican City State.
Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
Archbishop Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Archbishop Edwin Frederick O'Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Archbishop Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.
Archbishop Giuseppe Versaldi, president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.
Major Archbishop George Alencherry of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars, India.