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Who are the two new French cardinals chosen by Pope Francis?

2023-07-09T19:00:52.002Z

Highlights: Bishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and Bishop Francois-Xavier Bustillo of Ajaccio are among the 21 new cards. The two men received Sunday the "warm congratulations" of the ambassador of France to the Vatican, Florence Mangin. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Bustillo's creation was a "source of pride for France" "Our challenge is to evangelize a changing world, in which tradition is no longer transmitted," says Bishop Bustillo.


Bishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and Bishop Francois-Xavier Bustillo of Ajaccio are among the 21 new cards


They will wear the red cassock. Two Frenchmen are among the list of 21 new cardinals who will be created by Pope Francis in a consistory on September 30. They are Msgr. Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) to the United States, and Msgr. Francois-Xavier Bustillo, Bishop of Ajaccio.

The two men received Sunday the "warm congratulations" of the ambassador of France to the Vatican, Florence Mangin. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Bustillo's creation was a "source of pride for France."

I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the prelates who will be created cardinals by @Pontifex_fr at the consistory of September 30. Among them are our compatriots Mgr Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the Ministry 🇺🇸of Ajaccio and Mgr Francois-Xavier Bustillo, Bishop of Ajaccio. Florence Mangin pic.twitter.com/KiDbAdMlb7

— Vatican France (@FranceauVatican) July 9, 2023

Bishop Christophe Pierre

Apostolic Nuncio to the United States since 2016, and aged 77, Bishop Christophe Pierre was ordained a priest in Rennes in 1970. After studying at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, the diplomatic school of the Vatican, he pursued a career as a diplomat for the Holy See. "I have been working in the service of the pope for a long time, often in complicated countries," the man who has visited New Zealand, Brazil and Mozambique told La Croix.

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In 1995, he became archbishop. Pope John Paul II appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, a position he then held in Uganda (from 1999 to 2007) and Mexico (from 2007 to 2016). "Our challenge is to evangelize a changing world, in which tradition is no longer transmitted," he told the Catholic daily. His new responsibilities as cardinal are "an invitation to continue my commitment to support the Pope, to support the mission of the Church and to respond wherever I am to the great challenges facing evangelization, which is somewhat the meaning of my whole existence," Archbishop Pierre told Vatican News.

Archbishop François-Xavier Bustillo

Also called to receive the cardinal's bar, the bishop of Ajaccio, Mgr François-Xavier Bustillo, initially believed in "a joke", he confides to La Croix. At 54, he is known to the pope, notes the daily, which indicates that Bishop Bustillo is the author of two books that have been read and appreciated by the Holy Father.

📣Important announcement 🙏🏼 —

—Bishop François Bustillo, Bishop of Ajaccio for Corsica is appointed cardinal as of September 30.
——#dioceseajaccio #cardinal #eglisecatholiquedecorse #nomination #vatican #corsica #festa #eglisecatholique #eglise #papefrancois #joie pic.twitter.com/zFziw0qz20

— Catholic Church of Corsica (@dioceseajaccio) July 9, 2023

Appointed bishop of Ajaccio in 2021, after having been superior of a convent in Lourdes, the Franciscan has since undertaken a tour of visits to the parishes of Corsica, which must still last "six or seven years", predicts Bishop Bustillo. "I am personally very touched (by this appointment), he reacts to Corse-Matin, but what interests me are the Corsicans, it is for them that I was appointed, it is with them that I want to continue to grow". "It's my calling, it's my mission and it's my passion," he adds.

Source: leparis

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