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  • n. Plural form of cardinal.


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  • Wuerl and Burke will join 11 other Americans among the 121 cardinals who are eligible to participate in a papal election; six other retired cardinals from the U.S. lost their voting rights when they turned 80.

    Pope Names Two Americans Among 24 New Cardinals

  • "The personal involvement of bishops and cardinals is significantly greater this time than in 2004," said Patrick Korten, a spokesman for the Knights of Columbus, a lay Catholic group.

    April 2006

  • The closer Cardinal Ratzinger drew to the papacy, the more determined to oppose him certain cardinals grew.

    The Year of two Popes

  • African, Asian and Latin American cardinals -- who may have formed a substantial part of the coalition that elected him -- describe him as having been the best listener in the Roman Curia, an environment that too often treats senior churchmen from south of the equator as children.


  • Several Latin American cardinals are also frequently cited.


  • S. O'BRIEN: Well, don't Latin American cardinals make up 40 percent of the cardinals?

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2005

  • In the papal election of 1978 the Polish candidate won the support of Latin American cardinals, who were not prepared to accept yet another Western European.

    The Next Christianity

  • Among Latin American cardinals, Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras is considered a rising star.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2005

  • Apparently it’s open invitation, because all the cardinals from the neighborhood, the surrounding neighborhoods, probably the state congregate in the tree, jostling for space on the branches.

    What's on Your Desk?

  • Main Street members now chair the House Ways and Means, Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce committees, and the party has several so-called cardinals members who chair subcommittees of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

    The myth of the dying moderate


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