Hyderabad: Hyderabad: Pope Francis will formally install Hyderabad Archbishop Dr. Poola Anthony as a Cardinal on August 27 in Vatican City. On 29 May, Pope Francis named 21 new Cardinals Dr. Poola Anthony was one of them. It is pertinent to note that the elevation of Archbishop Poola Anthony, marks the first Dalit bishop to be named a cardinal in history.
This ceremony will take place at St. Peter's Basilica at 7:30 PM IST. It is a proud moment for Hyderabad that its Archbishop will be installed as one of the Cardinals of the Roman Pontiff. Pope Francis will also hold a holy mass on August 30, 2022, at 9 pm IST. Both Programmes will be live streamed on YouTube, Face book.
the 21 Cardinals represent the Church worldwide and reflect a wide variety of cultures, contexts, and pastoral ministries. Eight of the newly named Cardinals are from Europe, six from Asia, two from Africa, one from North America, and four from Central and Latin America.
"It is a proud moment for the Archdiocese of Hyderabad and to Telugu, States to hear the News that Most Rev Dr. Poola Anthony has been chosen as Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican today. On behalf of all the Clergy, Religious and the Faithful, we congratulate His Eminence Most Rev. Dr. Poola Anthony and assure him of our Prayers," the Archdiocese of Hyderabad earlier said in a statement.