One of the Newest Cardinals Is a Notre Dame Graduate From Dominica

felixKelvin Edward Felix, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and archbishop emeritus of Castries in Saint Lucia, is one of the 19 newest cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church appointed by Pope Francis.

Archbishop Felix served four parishes in the Caribbean region from 1981 to his retirement in 2008. He now lives on the island of Dominica, where he was born, and serves at several local churches.

Felix earned a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1969. He did postgraduate work at the University of Bradford in England.

At age 81, Cardinal Felix will not be eligible to vote in a papal conclave, should the need for a new pope arise.

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