Archive | May 21, 2018

The 14 Cardinal Designates, Announced By Pope Francis, For The June 29, 2018 Consistory — By Br. César J. Tobón, L.C.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE — original Spanish version. See below for English.


Click to ENLARGE — original English version


Another incomparably well-designed new-cardinal graphic by Br. César J. Tobón of Mexico who has provided us with a similar, and much appreciated, graphics ahead of other cardinal creating consistories and whenever there has been major changes to the Roman curia. His beautiful work is always a joy to behold and an honor to present.


Here is a segment of the translated, official Vatican announcement. That will help with the names and titles:

Click to ENLARGE. Use link below for the Vatican original.

Click here for the Vatican original.


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by Anura Guruge

Has The Dalai Lama Started Using Ordinal ‘XIV’ And Affecting A Style Of That Of A Pope?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Seen on Facebook today.


He is, per that school of Buddhism, indeed the 14th Dalai Lama — and really the ONLY one most of us have ever known since he has held this title since 1940!

This is the very first time I have seen an ordinal — in this case XIV (for ’14’) — used next to the Dalai Lama title. With the use of the Roman numerals it looked exactly the same as that used by popes.

Not sure whether this is official or whether it was a creation of western ‘graphic artist’ trying to be clever.

There is nothing wrong with it. I am just curious about the timing. Why now.


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by Anura Guruge


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