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Cardinal for Three Months

Cardinal Richard Baawobr, 63, is dead, 92 days after Francis made him a cardinal. He was the first African Superior General of the secularised White …
Cassandra Laments
Could someone explain to me what secularized means in this context? It keeps cropping up and I don't understand how they can be made Bishops etc if they have left the Priesthood. ????
Sancte Teotónio
I know from old books that secular priests are what we call today diocesan priests as opposed from religious priests who belong to an order. I can't confirm if its the same context of the article. @Cassandra Laments
Cassandra Laments
@Sancte Teotónio Thanks for the reply. I looked them up on Wikipedia and it says 'The missionaries are not, strictly speaking, a religious institute, whether "order" or "congregation". Instead, they are a society of apostolic life.'. So then I looked that up and I still don't understand the situation either generally or in this context!!! Wikipedia's not the best place to read up on it all. They …More
@Sancte Teotónio Thanks for the reply. I looked them up on Wikipedia and it says 'The missionaries are not, strictly speaking, a religious institute, whether "order" or "congregation". Instead, they are a society of apostolic life.'. So then I looked that up and I still don't understand the situation either generally or in this context!!! Wikipedia's not the best place to read up on it all. They don't appear to be Diocesan Priests either.
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Ghanaian Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr has died in Rome at the age of 63, three months after receiving the red hat.