Mumbai Archbishop Oswald Gracias Now a Cardinal

Times of India

MUMBAI, Nov 25: Archbishop of Mumbai Oswald Gracias got the red cap (biretta) from Pope Benedict XVI, elevating him to the position of Cardinal on Saturday, in a special ceremony at the Vatican.

A statement from the archbishop's house said 23 new cardinals were elevated at the special ceremony in which the Pope placed the biretta on their heads.

Cardinal Gracias joins the ranks of the College of Cardinals, which will have 201 members, of which 120 are electors. Electors are under the age of 80 and can take part in the papal elections.


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