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Senior ecclesiastical official of the Catholic Church
A high priest in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church, he can take part in the election of a new pope.
One of the officials appointed by the pope in the Roman Catholic Church, ranking only below the pope and the patriarchs, constituting the special college which elects the pope. (See Wikipedia article on Catholic cardinals.).