Pope Benedict XVI yesterday announced the confirmation of Archbishop Gaudencio B. Rosales as a Cardinal effective 24 March 2006.
Cardinal Rosales is among the fifteen newly promoted Bishops & Archbishops worldwide.
Before this came out in the late night news yesterday, the Papal Nuncio (Ambassador of the Pope in the country) requested the presence of Bishop Rosales during his mass at the Manila Cathedral, thus making the announcement during his homily there.
With the announcement, the Philippines now has a total of three (03) Cardinals to date.
Mabuhay, His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales!