Cardinal (Catholic Church)
Senior member of the clergy of the Catholic Church, immediately behind the pope in the order of precedence.- Cardinal (Catholic Church)
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Ordained minister who holds the fullness of the sacrament of holy orders and is responsible for teaching doctrine, governing Catholics in his jurisdiction, sanctifying the world and representing the Church.
Bishops are collectively known as the College of Bishops and can hold such additional titles as archbishop, cardinal, patriarch, or pope.
In the Catholic Church, a titular church is a church in Rome that is assigned to a member of the clergy who is created a cardinal.
Bishop who is not in charge of a diocese.
Examples of bishops belonging to this category are coadjutor bishops, auxiliary bishops, bishops emeriti, vicars apostolic, nuncios, superiors of departments in the Roman Curia, and cardinal bishops of suburbicarian dioceses (since they are not in charge of the suburbicarian dioceses).
The College of Cardinals, or more formally the Sacred College of Cardinals, is the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church.
French clergyman and statesman.
He was also known as l'Éminence rouge, or "the Red Eminence", a term derived from the title "Eminence" applied to cardinals, and the red robes they customarily wore.
Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 25 June 1243 to his death in 1254.
While vice-Chancellor, Fieschi was soon created Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina on 18 September 1227 by Pope Gregory IX (1227–1241).
Cardinal Jules Mazarin (, also, , ; 14 July 1602 – 9 March 1661), born Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino or Mazarini, was an Italian cardinal, diplomat, and politician who served as the chief minister to the kings of France Louis XIII and Louis XIV from 1642 until his death in 1661.
English statesman and Catholic bishop.
His appointment as a cardinal by Pope Leo X in 1515 gave him precedence over all other English clergy.
Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 25 December 1559 to his death in 1565.
On 8 April 1549, Pope Paul III made Medici a cardinal, receiving his red hat and titular church title on the following 10 May.
Title or rank bestowed on some important archbishops in certain Christian churches.
The Holy See has also granted Polish primates the privilege of wearing cardinal's crimson attire, except for the skullcap and biretta, even if they have not been made cardinals.