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  • While cardinals are almost always bishops,

  • they don't have to be so while you've spent perhaps a decade to become a bishop to then become a cardinal, the Pope can *poof*

  • make any priest a cardinal at any time.

  • It's rare like *your former job was the director of the Sistine Chapel choir* rare

  • but not unheard of. In fact, every stage in this whole process is subject to the sitting Pope's whim so rules without exceptions are themselves exceptions.

While cardinals are almost always bishops,

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Footnote ‡ from How to Become Pope

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/03/28
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