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Several Neo-Cardinals Not In Rome To Receive Red Hats

Vatican announces that two cardinal-designates - Sim, apostolic vicar of Brunei and Advincula of Capiz, Philippines - won’t be in Rome to receive their red hats at Saturday’s consistory due to COVID restrictions.

Other cardinals unable to get to Rome will take part remotely online.
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You know your Canon Law @Eva However, read 351.2 more closely.

The entire section focuses on the decree. Nowhere does the Canon Law 351.2 state the cardinals being created must be present when this decree by the Roman Pontiff is made public in the presence of the College of Cardinals.

This Canon Law focuses on the criteria required for creating new cardinals, attendance is not one of …More
You know your Canon Law @Eva However, read 351.2 more closely.

The entire section focuses on the decree. Nowhere does the Canon Law 351.2 state the cardinals being created must be present when this decree by the Roman Pontiff is made public in the presence of the College of Cardinals.

This Canon Law focuses on the criteria required for creating new cardinals, attendance is not one of them.

This wouldn't be the first time, either. Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei
was promoted to Cardinal while still a prisoner in Communist China and done so without his knowledge.
Eva
Canon law: "Cardinals are created by a decree of the Roman Pontiff which is made public in the presence of the College of Cardinals."