SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago, Chile, said he would serve the church with “humility and simplicity” when he is elevated to cardinal in February.
The cardinal-designate also said although his name had been circulated as a potential candidate, the announcement that he was chosen along with 18 others by Pope Francis was “unexpected.”
“I’m the son of a simple family, a small business owner in a rural village. I always remember my origins, and I think this has helped me in much of my life,” Cardinal-designate Ezzati said Jan. 12, according to remarks provided to Catholic News Service by the Archdiocese of Santiago. Read More:Meet the Cardinal: Ricardo Ezzati Andrello – Santiago, Chile | Salt + Light Blog