VATICAN (CWN) -- The consistory at which Pope John Paul II will create 20 new members of the College of Cardinals will take place on Saturday, February 21, at 10:30 AM in the Vatican's Paul VI hall.

      A consistory is a formal liturgical act, and the participants will include all of the current cardinals who are able to come to Rome, along with a host of patriarchs, archbishops, and bishops from all over the world-- together with members of the Roman Curia and the pontifical household.

      After the formal ceremony, courtesy visits with the new cardinals will be scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. On Sunday, February 22-- the feast of the Chair of St. Peter-- the Holy Father will concelebrate a solemn Mass at St. Peter's Basilica along with the new cardinals.

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February 18, 1998 volume 9, no. 35          DAILY CATHOLIC