VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict installed his first group of new cardinals on Friday, elevating 15 men from Hong Kong to Boston to join the exclusive Roman Catholic group that advises him and will one day elect his successor.
The ceremony, held on a cool day under dull skies on the steps of St Peter's Basilica, including a prayer for religious freedom in China, where the Vatican says Catholics loyal to the Pope are not allowed to practice their faith openly.
Benedict, less than a month away from his first anniversary as Pope, gave each of the men their red cardinal's hats and urged them in a homily to preach a message of love and spread the faith.
Levada and O'Malley. I am afraid that Levada will prove to be an absolute disaster at the CDF. As for O'Malley, the man has a thankless job.