Pope Benedict XVI today announced a Nov. 24 consistory to create six new cardinals. Among them are two members of the Knights of Columbus.
Cardinal-designate James M. Harvey is a Wisconsin native and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Paul VI on June 29, 1975, in St. Peter’s Basilica, following his studies at the Pontifical North American College. Pope John Paul II appointed him Prefect of the Papal Household and consecrated him a bishop on March 19, 1998, and elevated him to the dignity of archbishop on Sept. 29, 2003.
Cardinal-designate Harvey is a member of Milwaukee-Pere Marquette Council 524 and Bishop Henni Assembly 1196 in Milwaukee. While announcing his elevation to the college of cardinals, Pope Benedict XVI also indicicated that Cardinal-designate Harvey would be appointed Archpriest of St. Paul Outside the Walls, one of the four papal basilicas in Rome.
Cardinal-designate Luís Antonio G. Tagle was born in Manila and ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Imus on Feb. 27, 1982. Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of that diocese and he was consecrated and installed on Dec. 12, 2001, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Last year, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Manila where he was installed on Dec. 12.
From 1987-1991, Cardinal-designate Tagle studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington, earning his doctorate in Sacred Theology, summa cum laude. He later taught theology at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Cardinal-designate Tagle was a Columbian Squire and, as a seminarian, received a Father George Willmann, S.J. scholarship from Filipino Knights. He is a member of Mother of God Council 15427 in Luzon.