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Who is Robert McElroy? American's youngest and newest cardinal

The article looks at Robert McElroy, one of the newly ordained cardinals.

Who is Robert W. McElroy?

Robert Walter McElroy  is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego.

Robert W.McElroy was born on 5th February,1954.He was born into the Catholic Church and is one of the five children of  Walter and Roberta McElroy.

McElroy received his education from the Sulpicians at St. Joseph High School Seminary.

He also had education  at St. Patrick Seminary in California.

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He was first ordained  as priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1980.

He pursued further studied to enhanced his work as a priest.

He had his advance theological degrees from the Jesuit institutions.

Robert McElroy, aside his priestly work, has written articles for the Jesuits’ official publication in the US.

Robert McElroy was ordained as Cardinal by Pope Francis made him on 27 August 2022.

Is Robert McElroy youngest cardinal in America?

Robert McElroy who is 68 was the youngest among the 20 ordained as cardinals.

He is the youngest American Cardinal and is also said to be closed to the Pope.This is due to how closely aligned his mission is to  the pope’s pastoral style and vision for the Church.


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