Origin of cardinal
Examples from the Web for cardinals
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The central issue is de facto immunity traditionally given to bishops and cardinals.
The cardinals had such a bad reputation that the very term “cardinal” became an insult in Renaissance Rome.
But at a consistory of cardinals in Vatican City on Monday, Francis made his case.
He has to contend with much more conservative bishops, archbishops, and cardinals appointed by his two immediate predecessors.Pope Francis Pushes the Church Another Step Further on Gays|Gene Robinson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After which he assembled the cardinals and some bishops in the palace of S. John Lateran, and asked their advice.The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February|Sabine Baring-Gould
One day the hull of our party visited Fontainbleu and went through the apartments of kings and queens and popes and cardinals.Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife|Marietta Holley
They afterwards took leave of his holiness and the cardinals, and returned to the abbey.Tales Of Humour, Gallantry and Romance|Anonymous
The same view of the matter was growing at Rome in the Pope and among the Cardinals.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
On the 7th of April sixteen cardinals entered into conclave for the election of his successor.A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)|T. Adolphus Trollope