Gorrell, Frank
December 1954
New Republic;12/13/54, Vol. 131 Issue 24, p6
The article presents information related to a Consistory, which might be held by the Pope Pius XII early next year. The ostensible purpose of the Consistory is to fill six vacancies in the Sacred College of Cardinals in order to bring, that body of Princes of the Church to its plenum of 70 members. Pope Sixtus V took the decision that the full membership should not exceed that number in the year 1586. The coming Consistory is important if only because it is preceded by renewed and stronger rumors that it will take into account some changes since the sixteenth century.


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