In a surprise statement from his studio to loyal standing under in St Peter’s Square,” Francis stated the churchmen will be raised to some cardinal’s position at a service on November 28.
Francis asked for prayers so that the new cardinals” can assist me in my ministry as bishop of Rome for the good of all God’s faithful holy men and women.”
The statement came after Pope Francis grabbed headlines for expressing support for civil unions for homosexual couples.
In a manifestation of this pope’s strain on assisting individuals in need, Francis also called the former manager of the Rome Catholic charity, Caritas, the Rev. Enrico Feroci, to be a cardinal.
The esteemed Washington archdiocese traditionally brings elevation to cardinal’s position, so the appointment of Gregory, 73, a year ago by the pope had put him to be exploited for the honor.
Nonetheless, the time of the increase to cardinal is notable, coming from the thick increased US focus on racial injustice after the police killing of George Floyd, a Black guy, at Minnesota this season.
Gregory was openly critical of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the St John Paul II National Shrine in Washington per day after civil rights demonstrators were cleared by a square to ease the president’s trip to an Episcopal church in America capital.
Gregory has had his heartbeat on factions from the US Catholic Church, which includes both powerful liberal and conservative veins because he served three times because of the head of the US Conference of Bishops.
Conservative prelates at the USA have publicly lambasted Francis because of his liberal stands, such as his service for same-sex unions that came out at a brand new documentary this week.
Gregory said in a statement that getting a cardinal would let him work more closely together with the pontiff in caring for the Catholic Church.