Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich to be elevated to Cardinal tomorrow

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ROME -- Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will be elevated to Cardinal tomorrow by Pope Francis in Rome.

Two other American bishops and more than a dozen others from around the world will also get their red hats in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.  The rank of Cardinal is second only to the pope in the catholic hierarchy.  The college of cardinals elects the pontiff.

The 67-year-old Cupich has led Chicago’s 2.2 million Catholics for two years.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is leading a delegation of about 80 politicians and business leaders from the city who will be on hand for the ceremony.

WGN's Dina Bair has more from Rome.


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