Vatican City, Home of the Catholic Church
The Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation
The Role of Cardinals in the Catholic Church

Ten Things You Should Know About Pope Benedict XVI

He elevated 90 new cardinals.

Only the pope can make a bishop into a cardinal. This is called elevating a cardinal.

Elevating or creating cardinals is one way a pope can be sure his policies will continue after him.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share


Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
Catholic Gestures Explained
How to Become a Saint in the Catholic Church
What Are the Requirements for Sainthood?
How to Pray the Rosary
The Catholic Church and Contraception