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
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