Sacred College

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(Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

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Most Rev Ranjith is the only Asian among the 24 prelates drawn into to the much prestigious Sacred College of Cardinals- the highest ecclesiastical body of the Roman Catholic Church.
Several months earlier, on 1 July 1517, the pope had packed the Sacred College with Medici partisans who could help secure such a succession.
In the second section of the second part Vones details how Urban renewed the Sacred College by appointing fourteen new cardinals during his pontificate, a replacement of two-thirds of its personnel.
The author also identifies the pope's weaknesses, namely his inclination to impose cautious reform from above and his inability to conceive of or conduct a thorough political and financial reorganization of the curia and the Sacred College.
This spectacle--the elevation of 44 more men to the Sacred College of Cardinals in Vatican City--rivals the pomp of British monarchy and the circumstance of aristocracy.
I see you wear your political T-shirt Wear your sacred college scarf Discussing the world situation but just for a laugh"
20 -- The supreme head of world's Roman Catholic Church- Pope Benedict XVI, has convened a meeting of the Sacred College of Cardinals at the Vatican to discuss religious freedom, wide-spread priestly sex scandals and a new dispute with China over an unsanctioned ordination that threatens the already-strained Vatican - Beijing relations.
The new facial hair rule was recently introduced to the HAIRS: Sacred College school's uniform policy.
President Mary McAleese said: "I extend sincerest best wishes to you on your elevation to the Sacred College of Cardinals.
On Tuesday, 14 January 1483, the preeminent Cardinal of the Sacred College, Guillaume d'Estouteville, lay ill in Rome.
And any election to appoint his successor would be carried out by the Sacred College of Cardinals.