Congratulations to Vatican diplomat and former Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi on being named Cardinal on October 25, 2020. Congratulations also to our Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory. They are among thirteen clerics named as Cardinals by Pope Francis; they will be installed in a ceremony at the Vatican on November 28.
Cardinal Tomasi is the brother of Fr. Lydio Tomasi, a former Pastor of Holy Rosary Church; together they founded the Center for Migration Studies, a think tank based in New York. Cardinal-select Tomasi, who often celebrated Mass at Holy Rosary Church, was also a frequent visitor at Casa Italiana.