One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope's council, or the sacred college.
the highest rank in the Church after the Pope.
High ecclesiastic appointed by the pope to the College of Cardinals and ranking above every other ecclesiastic but the pope.
A dignitary of the Roman Church and counsellor of the pope.
(Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
a bishop or archbishop with an honorifically higher rank, given special recognition in the Church with no increase in jurisdiction
a honor given by the pope, generally to a Bishop who has distinguished himself in service to the people of God
an official of the second-highest rank of the Roman Catholic Church
a person whom the pope names as one of his closest advisers
In the Roman Church, an advisor to the Bishop of Rome. Almost always a bishop, cardinals are usually chosen because of the importance of the city they represent.
A dignitary close to the Pope in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy
Cardinals are appointed by the pope and constitute a kind of senate of the Church, and aid the pope as his chief counselors.
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A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official, usually a bishop, of the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the College of Cardinals which as a body elects a new pope. Cardinals are appointed by him during a consistory of the College. The full canonical name of the rank is Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church.