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College of Cardinals

n. Roman Catholic Church
The body of all the cardinals that elect the pope, assist him in governing the church, and administer the Holy See when the papacy is vacant.

College of Cardinals

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church the collective body of cardinals having the function of electing and advising the pope

Col′lege of Car′dinals


n.
the chief ecclesiastical body of the Roman Catholic Church, electing and advising the pope and comprising all of the cardinals of the church.

College of Cardinals

A body of the highest authority next to the pope in the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is elected from one of the cardinals, and is elected by them. They assist the pope in religious and non-religious affairs.
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Noun1.College of Cardinals - (Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
cardinal - (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
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Not the Pope himself shall have these from me, though he sent the whole college of cardinals to ask it.
21 in St Peter's Basilica with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, presiding.
Young and charming, his election to office might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals, but appearances can be deceptive.
As is Francis' tradition, the new cardinals hail from some of the most far-away and peripheral corners of the globe, with Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania getting far more representation than Europe, which has long dominated the College of Cardinals.
Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple media strategy by the College of Cardinals.
According to the Code of Canon Law, a cardinal remains at the service of the pope both personally and as a member of the College of Cardinals, which may be summoned by the pope for particular needs.
It was known that he planned to increase the geographical diversity of the College of Cardinals.
On Sunday, the 78-year-old reigning pope have announced the new names that will be joining the College of Cardinals on February 14.
7) Holy See Press Office, "The College of Cardinals Statistics," January 31, 2014.
He was installed in the College of Cardinals by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during the consistory on November 24, 2012.
Father Jonathan Domingo of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate said the appointment of Bishop Dela Cruz as archbishop of Zamboanga was another blessing for Mindanao after Pope Francis named Archbishop Quevedo, an Oblate, as cardinal and member of the College of Cardinals.
He said: "There is a good group of Birmingham pilgrims here in Rome today to support Cardinal Vincent Nichols as Pope Francis welcomes him into the College of Cardinals.

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