Please scroll down for all the RELATED posts on the 24 new cardinals that will be created at the Saturday, November 20, 2010 consistory — Consistory 2010.
I note, with dismay, that at least one site, that really should know better, has already listed the 24 prelates named today as cardinals.
That is WRONG.
It is also misleading and unsavory.
Those named today are NOT cardinals until they are named at the consistory on Saturday, November 20, 2010.
We have had prospective cardinals die between the announcement and consistory.
Also, a consistory will NOT take place if the pope is unable to perform it. [Since somebody already asked, you can NOT have a consistory of ANY KIND during a sede vacante. A consistory, by definition, requires the presence of a pope. OK?]
Given that we try to be pedantic, we will NOT list those named, as cardinals, until they are NAMED.
OK? Got that?
If you see folks listing those named as cardinals ALREADY, please tell them to cease and desist.