|His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Sanders|
For immediate release:
April 16, 2016. Vatican City, Secretariat of State:
The Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis, by his apostolic authority - all laws and customs notwithstanding - hereby conferred upon His Excellency, Mr. Bernard "Bernie" Sanders, United States Senator from Vermont, the title and full dignities of cardinalis laicum, Friday, April 15th, 2016.
His Excellency, Mr. Sanders has been appointed Special Advisor to the Supreme Pontiff as an ex officio Member of the Pontifical Council Justitia et Pax.
Sec. Arb. Frederico Fabbricare
|Senator Sanders arriving at Vatican City to receive his Cardinalate|