(Telegraph) - The Pope announced the names of 23 new cardinals yesterday, including the controversial leader of the Italian Church who recently compared homosexuality to paedophilia and incest.
Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa will be made a cardinal on Nov 24, at the next consistory. Mgr Bagnasco has been under armed guard since he made a speech in April which claimed that permitting gay marriages was merely the beginning of a slippery slope. "Why then say 'no' to incest? Why say 'no' to the paedophile party in Holland?" he asked.
Eighteen of the new cardinals, including Mgr Bagnasco, will be under 80 and therefore eligible to vote in the next Papal election. After the consistory there will be a total of 202 members of the college, including 121 cardinal-electors. Dr Sean Brady, the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, will become the country's third cardinal...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Anti-Gay Archbishop To Become New Cardinal
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Sounds like my kind of guy. With any luck, maybe he'll be the next pope.