Ultraviolet
Some might argue their Christian principles compel them to become Cardinals so they may strengthen the Church and counter the rot already within the Curia @Alex A

That would be my reasoning when I bent the knee to Pope Francis and accepted the title Cardinal Ultraviolet. Bein' a "Prince of the Church"? That's too cool!

Just wait until you see the history-making reforms of Pope Ultraviolet.

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Some might argue their Christian principles compel them to become Cardinals so they may strengthen the Church and counter the rot already within the Curia @Alex A

That would be my reasoning when I bent the knee to Pope Francis and accepted the title Cardinal Ultraviolet. Bein' a "Prince of the Church"? That's too cool!

Just wait until you see the history-making reforms of Pope Ultraviolet.

First pope in over eight hundred years to formally call for a crusade to retake the Holy Land. Epic Vatican skullduggery follows and the Russian Federation obliges with the enthusiastic "ecumenical blessing" of the Moscow Patriarchy. .

First pope in over four hundred years to have members of the clergy publicly burned at the stake for unrepentant heresy.

...and that's just to set the tone of my Papacy. Then the house-cleaning would truly start.
Alex A
Refuse the red hat, that's what. At least a man of Christian principle would.
Tesa
The 13 new Cardinals named by Francis are due in Rome next month to receive their red hats. Several are in their 70s and 80s. May they travel despite Coronavirus? What are they supposed to do?
Arthur McGowan
The virus knows not to infect lefties.