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    ...DINAL!

    You may have heard that the Holy Father plans to hold a consistory in the coming weeks where a number of new cardinals will be appointed. Cardinals are priests, invariably bishops or former bishops, whose most notable powers are to elect the Pope (and be a credible candidate to be elected Pope - the last non-cardinal elected Pope was in 1378) and to participate in Church synods. If your country has a significant Catholic population and would like a cardinal, then please fill out the form below so I may work out how many 'red hats' the Church in your country is entitled to.

    Yours in Christ,
    Cardinal Todd Unctious,
    Vatican Secretary of State.

    Form:

    Country name:
    RP population (i.e. 2% of your NS population):
    % of population that is Catholic:
    

    ((OOC: Please be reasonable with this. Don't overinflate your Catholic population just for the sake of bagging an extra cardinal or two. Also, you need not fill this out if you're Os Corelia, Duxburian Union, Halsberg, Inimicus, Kryuland, Miraco, UK, Australia, Icholasen, Aalen, or Davishire - I've already got the relevant figures for you.))



  • Country name: The Socialist People's Republic of Pacifist Cowards
    RP population (i.e. 2% of your NS population): 204,580,000
    % of population that is Catholic: 8% (16,366,400) according to Factbook.


  • South Africa would like to submit an application, however we do not have a significant Catholic Population over the Christians

    Country Name: South Africa

    RP population: 54.5 million

    % of population that is Catholic: 9.2% (88.6% Christians overally)




  • Country name: The Federal Democratic Republics of Framptonia
    RP population (i.e. 2% of your NS population): 34 million
    % of population that is Catholic: 12%

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    I've now determined how many new cardinals each nation is entitled to. They are as follows:

    @Aalen - 12
    @Aleutia - 6
    @Miraco - 5
    @Angleter - 3
    @Os-Corelia - 3
    @Halsberg - 3
    @Australia - 3
    @The-United-Kingdom - 3
    @Pacifist-Cowards - 2
    @Icholasen - 2
    @Inimicus - 1
    @Framptonia - 1
    @South-Africa - 1
    @Davishire - 1

    I would now like the names of prospective cardinals to submit to His Holiness. For at least one cardinal (but no more than three), please fill out the following form about them (Halsberg, Angleter, and Os Corelia don't need to do this, since they've already done it):

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    Name:
    (Rather self-explanatory)
    Diocese: (Mention whether they're archbishop or bishop - it's almost always the former)
    Age: (Preferably between 50 and 85 - cardinals over 80 can vote in this RP)
    Biography: (Short biography of cardinal's rise through the ranks, and their most notable passions - also mention any scandals)
    Category: (See the descriptions in the link here)

    In favour of women priests? [Y/N] (Note: only some particularly radical Martinians will say 'Yes' here)
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? [Both/Only Abortion/Only Euthanasia/Neither] (Note: only some particularly radical Martinians will give any answer other than 'Neither')
    In favour of making annulments easier? [Y/N]
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? [Y/N]
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? [Y/N]
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? [Y/N]
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? [Y/N]
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? [Y/N]
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? [Y/N]
    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? [Y/N]

    For all the other cardinals, simply list them all in this format:

    Cardinal [First Name(s)] [Last Name], [Archbishop/Bishop] of [Diocese], [Age], [Category]

    Please complete this by 23.59 GMT on 9th January


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    Cardinal Noel Furlong, Archbishop of Shamel, 52, Moderate Liberal

    Cardinal Fintan Stack, Archbishop of Hermel, 64, Ultra-conservative

    Cardinal Lawrence Duff, Archbishop of Hotspring, 63, Ratzingerian




  • Name: Anthony Fisher
    Diocese: Archbishop of Sydney
    Age: 55
    Biography: Born in Crows Nest, Sydney. Attended University of Sydney (BA History, Bachelor's of Law), Entered the Order of Preachers in 1985 and received an honours degree in theology from Yarra Theological Union. Doctoral studies at University College, Oxford. Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University. Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney (2003-2010), Titular Bishop of Puruni (2003-2010), Bishop of Paramatta (2010-2014).
    Category: Moderate Conservative

    In favour of women priests? No
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? No
    In favour of making annulments easier? No
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Yes
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? Yes
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? Yes
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Yes
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? Yes
    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Yes

    Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne, 74, Ratzingerian

    Roger Herft, Archbishop of Perth, 67, Moderate Conservative






  • Name: Damian Mead
    Diocese: Bishop of Bicester
    Age: 51
    Biography: Damian, often seen as a radical liberal within the church, is the most senior member of the Catholic clergy in Davishire after the defrocking and imprisonment of the other cardinals.
    Category: Damian doesn't like categories, but in this case she would be considered a Martinian

    In favour of women priests? Yes, what's the problem with this?
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances?Both under some circumstances
    In favour of making annulments easier? Yes, it will make lives better for our members
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Yes
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? Yes, why wouldn't you?
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes is the only answer I can give
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? Hell yeah!
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Yes
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? Yes
    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Depends









  • Name:
    Maksym Rudawski
    Diocese: Archbishop of Silent Grove
    Age: 68


    Biography: The Catholic Church in Pacifist Cowards has long struggled to exert an influence over its flock, with the state demanding such a high tithe of people's affection and attention. The vast majority of the Polish minority would describe themselves as Catholic, but their experiences in the Socialist Republic left them with irreconcilable differences with the church's conservative doctrines. As a result, a new faction in the Cowardly Catholic Church, led by Archbishop Rudawski, rose to prominence - a more liberal church, concerned with "the salvation of souls and welfare of society, not what goes on in private bedrooms". Though this angered older, more traditional Catholics, under Rudawski's liberal leadership the church has seen growing numbers of people attend from the under-45 age bracket, the fist time this has happened in over five decades.

    The archbishop himself is known for his calm voice and demeanour. A former activist for the homeless and the poor, he has very strong views on social justice that have shaped a deep admiration for the biblical actions of Christ, and he has an unshaken belief that the Church is, first and foremost, a tool for social justice and welfare.


    Category: Moderate Liberal



    In favour of women priests? N
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? Only Abortion (where a woman's life is at risk)
    In favour of making annulments easier? N
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Y
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? N
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Y
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? N

    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Y
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? Y
    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Y


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    Name:
    Nestor Bukowski
    Diocese: Archbishop of Peaceful Glade
    Age: 55


    Biography: Archbishop Bukowski is the latest Archbishop of Pacifist Cowards' second city, and is something of a surprise appointment. The Rudawski reforms to the church opened up the clergy to moderates and liberals, but Nestor Bukowski is a former socialist and revolutionary, and could charitably be described as "ultra-liberal" (and indeed, has been described as such on many occasions). Still, he has an immense popularity in Pacifist Cowards, even amongst the irreligious, as he is a champion of charity and various good causes. This has led to him being reflexively unpopular with the few traditional bishops left, who see his appointment as part of Rudawski's "PR Campaign" to increase the size of the Cowardly Church, at the expense of traditional views and values.


    Category: Martinian



    In favour of women priests? Y
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? Only Abortion (In case of rape or risk to life)
    In favour of making annulments easier? Y
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Y
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? Y
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Y
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? Y
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Y
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? Y
    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Y



  • Country name: Azuro
    RP population (i.e. 2% of your NS population): 1, 620, 000 

    % of population that is Catholic: 38% (70% of pop. is Christian overall)


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    @Azuro is entitled to 1 cardinal. Please fill out the form by the date stated above.




  • Name: Mario DeGarcia

    Diocese: Archbishop of Apex City (Formerly Roman Empire territory)

    Age: 50

    Biography: The quickest rising Cardinal in the EU, DeGarcia has been fulfilling a destiny that started when his great grandfather, brother of a Pope had his grandfather in Rome; all the way to Mario DeGarcia’s birth at the gates of the holy city.

    Category: Moderate Conservative

    In favour of women priests? Decline to comment.

    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? Niether.

    In favour of making annulments easier? No, people must stay loyal to their spouses, and work through secular issues.

    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? [Yes, all are forgiven under the Lord, and we will not judge in His place.

    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? Yes, within marriage, there shouldn’t be any outside of it.

    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes, there are sinners and equal with all of us. However, it is when they practice homosexuality that it is a sin, not when they experience homosexual emotions. It is such that their sin is like any other man’s sin because it is a sin, that Priests who admit that that their homosexuality is a temptation but recognize it as a sin, then he will be allowed to be a Priest or continue being a Priest.

    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? Yes, under one Pope, under a shepard who leads us to the true Shepard.

    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Yes, tradition is sacred. However, if done, a modern mass must be performed the same day for the public to encourage all types of audiences.

    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? Yes, with limits. We must support other Biblically based instituitions such as Israel and World Renew to establish a network, a Biblical alliance with moderate attendees, of sorts.


    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Yes, and as a Cardinal, and maybe someday as a Pope, I will do this. Viva la Roma!


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    ((OOC: @Azuro Just to say, Israel doesn't exist in the RP; and the [Arch]bishop of Rome is the Pope.))



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    @Azuro


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    Name: André Vingt-Trois
    Diocese: Archbishop of Mertz
    Age: 65
    Biography: André Vingt-Trois whose last name translates to twenty-three in French was abandoned as a child only to be taken in by the church on the 23rd day of the month. He completed seminary studies at the Institut Catholique du Mertz and then went on to serve as the Archbishop of Loudes and then later as the Archbishop of Mertz at Notre-Dam Cathedral.
    Category: Progressive Conservative


    In favour of women priests? No
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? Only abortion
    In favour of making annulments easier? Yes
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Yes
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? Yes
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? No
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Yes
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? No
    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Yes


    Archbishop Bernard-Nicolas Aubertin, 76, Archbishop of Lourdes

    Bishop Marc Marie Max Aillet, 55, Bishop of Montreal

    Bishop Michel Christian Alain Aupetit, 67, Bishop of Tours

    Bishop Jean-Marc Noël Aveline, 51, Bishop of Marseille





  • Name: François Dubois
    Diocese: Bishop of the Principality of Romain, in the Domions of Romain and Saint Romain.
    Age: 69
    Biography: Went to Catholic school in the Dominion of Saint Romain and was a very Christian Catholic. His scandals include taking a candle from the candle stalls without paying.
    Category: Moderate Liberal

    In favour of women priests? No.
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? Neither.
    In favour of making annulments easier? No.
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Yes.
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? No.
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes.
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? Yes.
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Yes.
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? No.

    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? No.

    Cardinal James Fox of Regina and Portland, 68, Moderate Liberal.



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    Could @Aalen @The-United-Kingdom @Halsberg @Inimicus @Framptonia @South-Africa please name their (proposed) cardinals ASAP, please? Thanks.


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    Name: Diarmuid Martin
    Diocese: Archbishop of Dublin
    Age: 70
    Biography: He went to University College Dublin, where he studied philosophy, and then went to the Dublin Diocese's seminary at Clonliffe, where he studied theology.
    Category: Martinian

    In favour of women priests? Yes
    In favour of either abortion or euthanasia under some circumstances? Both
    In favour of making annulments easier? Yes
    In favour of allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion? Yes
    In favour of contraception under some circumstances? Yes
    In favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes
    In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy? Yes
    In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass? Yes
    In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions? Yes

    In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporations? Yes

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, 70, Moderate Conservative

    Cardinal Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, 60, Moderate Liberal



  • Country name: Catholic Empire of Aleutia
    RP population (i.e. 2% of your NS population): 170,000,000
    % of population that is Catholic: 40% (68,000,000)

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    @Aleutia is entitled to 6 cardinals. Please fill out the form as above, etc. as soon as possible.

    Another note to @Aalen @Halsberg @Inimicus @Framptonia @South-Africa to get a move on. If they (or Aleutia) don't put their proposed cardinals forward by 23.59 GMT on Saturday 9th January, they won't get any.