KELVIN EDWARD FELIX
Having graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of Bradford (UK) in 1970, he was professor of Sociology at the University of the West Indies at Saint Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago) for many years.
Previously President of the Caribbean Conference
of Churches, President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference
, member of the Pontifical Council for the Family
and member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
is Archbishop Emeritus of Castries (Saint Lucia), where he
led the diocese from his
appointment in 1981 until his
retirement in 2008.
Another Caribbean cardinal, Kelvin Edward Felix
, was for a quarter-century the archbishop of tiny Castries, St. Lucia, population 163,000.
archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Leopoldo Jose Brenes Solorzano, is an old friend who worked alongside the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in preparing the seminal document of the pope's vision of a missionary church - the so-called Aparecida Document produced by the 2007 summit of Latin American bishops.
Nicaragua's second cardinal ever, Brenes has already made an impression at the Vatican
unruly gray curls and the blue jeans he
donned for the flight to Rome.Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul, South Korea, has serious Catholic chops: His
ancestors were among the lay people who brought Christianity to the Korean peninsula in the 19th century, and his
great-great grandfather and his
wife were executed as part of the Joseon Dynasty's persecution of Christians, the Asian Catholic news agency UCANews reported.
Of the six children in his
immediate family, three became priests.
hails from Burkina Faso, Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo sounded an awful lot like Francis
2013 Christmas homily.
Nakellentuba denounced the "inequality, injustice, poverty and misery" of today's society where employers exploit their workers and the powerful few have most of the money while the poor masses suffer.One cardinal sat out the ceremony even as he made history by living to see it: Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, aged 98, became the oldest member of the College of Cardinals, but due to his age couldn't make the trip from northern Italy.
His was a sentimental choice for Francis: For over a decade, Capovilla was the private secretary to Pope John XXIII, whom Francis will make a saint alongside Pope John Paul II in a sign of his admiration for the pope who convened the Second Vatican Council.Capovilla, Felix and the emeritus archbishop of Pamplona, Spain are all over age 80 and thus ineligible to vote in a conclave to elect Francis' successor.