Join us in Rome

The faithful from the San Diego Diocese and beyond will be able to view the colorful assembly where Pope Francis will elevate Bishop Robert McElroy and 19 others to the College of Cardinals at the Vatican on Aug. 27. The assembly, called a consistory, will be livestreamed, as will be the first Mass Cardinal McElroy celebrates as a cardinal the following day.

Two days later, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass with the entire College of Cardinals, a Mass that also will be live-streamed.

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There are two additional events related to the installation that will occur in Rome.

The Catholic community may also follow their shepherd’s journey in Rome on the diocese’s bilingual social media channels: Facebook (@DioceseSanDiego) and Instagram (@SDCatholics).


Friday, Aug. 26 Reception in honor of Cardinal-designate McElroy Ambassador’s Residence
American Embassy to the Holy See 

Saturday, Aug. 27 Vatican Consistory and Creation of New Cardinals
4-6 pm Rome Time St. Peter’s Basilica
7-9 am Pacific Time Livestreamed

Sunday, Aug. 28 Cardinal McElroy First Mass from Rome
5-6 pm Rome Time St. Patrick’s American Parish
8-9 am Pacific Time Livestreamed

Aug. 29-30 Extraordinary Meeting of College of Cardinals
Topic: Reform of Roman Curia

Tuesday, Aug. 30 Closing Mass for College of Cardinals
5:30 pm Rome Time St. Peter’s Basilica
8:30 am Pacific Time Livestreamed