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Avery Dulles's long road to Rome

When the phone call came from the papal nuncio telling him he had been named a cardinal, Rev. Avery Dulles, S.J., was in his Fordham University office talking with a student. Father Dulles had heard rumors about his pending appointment, but he also knew that it is as easy to be dropped from a gossipy list as it is to be included. He asked the nuncio, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, two questions. "Do I have to be made a bishop?" Archbishop Montalvo answered yes, but he could write to the pope for a dispensation (which Father Dulles later did). And was Rev. Hans Kolvenbach, the superior general of the Jesuits, okay about this? Yes. So it was settled
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