Consistory

His father was a Segura, his mother a Saenz, so they called him (by old Spanish custom) Pedro Segura y Saenz. Little did his parents guess, as they stood beside the font at his baptism some 49 years ago, that their swarthy infant would one day be a great one of the Church. The diocese of Burgos, Spain, saw his birth. Burgos saw him consecrated as its Archbishop. But only a secret consistory of his peers in the Vatican last week saw Pope Pius XI confer on Burgos' Archbishop the red hat of the cardinalate, making him the titular priest of...

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