Eminences, now it’s your turn! On Tuesday, the Cardinals will gather in the Sistine Chapel for the election of a new Pontiff. All Cardinals younger than 80 years are called to join the conclave. They are 115 Cardinals from all over the world. Red hats covering a rainbow of colours. In order to give you an insight in who they are, we have asked some Ariëns members to introduce you to the Cardinals from their home countries. As network of young Catholics, studying or working at University of Twente, International Training Centre, Saxion University, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, ROC van Twente and other institutions in Twente, we have members from Europe, Latin-America, Asia and Africa. So who else could better introduce you to the Cardinals of the universal church, than members of our multicoloured Ariëns Katholieke Studenten Enschede?
|Ariëns Katholieke Studenten|
at the Archdiocesan Chapel, May '12
An internationally better known Cardinal is Luis Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila. Aged 55 he is one of the youngest Cardinals. Tagle is about the same age as Blessed John Paul II (58) when he entered his last conclave. As a theologian Cardinal Tagle is well admired by Pope Benedict XVI. The Ariëns community is quite familiar with Cardinal Tagle because of his many Youtube videos, explaining the faith in a clear and attractive way.
|Luis Cardinal Tagle at his weekly video ministry "The Word exposed"|
Off to the Latino world: Colombian Ariëns member Andrea notes that 42% of the Catholics worldwide live in Latin-America. Among these Latino Catholics is Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, now heading the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. Interestingly, although he is born in Argentina, he comes from an Italian family, making him comfortable with Roman customs. The Archbishop of São Paolo, Odilo Cardinal Scherer is also a combination of cultures: his parents were German immigrants.
|Odilo Cardinal Scherer|
Do you feel we forgot to mention a particular Cardinal, feel free to mail us who to mention, and why!
As the Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to start the conclave, let us pray in unity with the worldwide Church. Let us invoke the Holy Spirit who governs His flock with unfailing care. May he grant wisdom and strength for our Cardinals to choose the best pastor for the Holy Church on earth. In Jesus' name.
|The creation of Adam, fragment of the Sistine Chapel.|
Visit online the chapel in interactive 3D here.
Enschede, March 10, 2013. ABG / Ariëns Katholieke Studenten Enschede: ariens.utwente.nl