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What is a Cardinal of the Church anyway?

R RLast Updated: January 6th, 2015Church News, Pope Francis

Definition & Explanation: Cardinal comes from the Latin word meaning “hinge”.  A cardinal is a dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church and counselor of the pope.* Relations of the cardinals to the bishops The cardinals were, therefore, from a very early period, assistants of the pope in his liturgical functions, in the care of the … Read More