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Catholic Word of the Day: CARDINAL DEACON, 08-17-10 ^ | 08-17-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 08/17/2010 9:16:17 AM PDT by Salvation

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The third rank of members in the college of cardinals, numbering fourteen when the full complement was seventy. The designation goes back to the early history of Christian Rome when the city was divided into seven sections, each administered by an ordained deacon. When the regional division was abandoned, the title remained and came to be applied to cardinals. In general, cardinal deacons are those who live and exercise their duties in Rome.

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I've never heard of this title before.

Seems like the newbie cardinals should be the cardinal deacons. But then if it's the third rank -- it might be the newbie cardinals.

Consistory to choose new cardinals looms in the future!

1 posted on 08/17/2010 9:16:21 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 08/17/2010 9:17:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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