Religion: Red Hats for Six Continents

With some surprises, the Pope names 18 new Cardinals

Joseph Bernardin, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, was visiting his 77-year-old mother at a home for the aged run by the Little Sisters of the Poor when the news was announced. "Have you heard?" he asked. "Yes," replied his mother, "you're a Cardinal. I love you very much. Do good, darling." Bernardin promised he would try.

Bernardin is the only American among the 18 clerics who will be elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II at a special consistory on Feb. 2. Although the Archdiocese of Chicago...

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