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List of Cardinals on Twitter

List of Cardinals on Twitter


A number of Cardinals are active on Twitter. Even though they will not be allowed to tweet during the Conclave, you can follow them during the current pre-conclave. Here is a list of the Twitter accounts I was able to find. Know any other twittering Cardinals? Let me know in the comments and I will add them to the list of Cardinals on Twitter!


Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone: @CardinalBertone (in Italian)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi: @CardRavasi (in Italian), @CardRavasi_sp (in Spanish) and @CardRavasi_en (in English)

Cardinal Angelo Scola: @angeloscola (closed for the duration of the Conclave).

Cardinal Bagnasco: @conBagnasco (unofficial account)

The Netherlands

Cardinal Eijk: @Eijk

Czech Republic

Cardinal Dominik Jaroslav Duka: @dominikduka


Cardinal Philippe Barbarin via his communications director: @ComCardBarbarin (in French)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran: @JLTauran


Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach: @sistachcardenal

United States

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan: @CardinalDolan

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley: @CardinalSean

Cardinal Donald Wuerl: @Cardinal_Wuerl

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony: @CardinalMahony


Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega: @cardenalrobles

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera: @primadodemexico


Cardinal Odilo Scherer: @DomOdiloScherer


Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez: @cardenalruben

Dominican Republic

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez: @CardenalLopez


Cardinal Peter Turkson: @TurksonCardinal

South Africa

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban: @CardinalNapier


  1. Casina Pio IV · March 4, 2013 Reply

    You missed Cardinal Turkson!
    His Eminence Cardinal Turkson was named President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 24 October 2009
    Elmina, Ghana · justpax.it

  2. Casina Pio IV · March 4, 2013 Reply

    And Cardinal Robles
    Guadalajara, Jalisco · http://www.arquidiocesisgdl.org.mx

    Thanks for your work!

  3. Mark · March 4, 2013 Reply

    Cardinal Scola has shut down his Twitter account (@angeloscola) for the duration of the conclave, but is said to restart it afterwards (unless he is elected Pope, of course…).

  4. Angel Ciappi · March 4, 2013 Reply

    You can add the Cardinal from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His account is @CardenalLopez.

  5. Father Roderick · March 4, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for the suggestions, I have added them to the list!

  6. Sixupman · March 5, 2013 Reply


    Would it not be best for all the elector cardinals and others just to hold their tongues and thereby avoid accusations of touting for votes.

  7. Ángel León /1Actualidad y N.C.SUR/DonaldPress · March 6, 2013 Reply

    Todo lo que sea innovar y acercarse a las nuevas tecnologías y redes sociales me parece muy interesante y necesario. Yo digo de vez en cuando que, Internet bien utilizado se convierte en el “Milagro de la Comunicación Social”.
    Yo soy un simple católico comprometido y os invito a seguirme @NCSDONALDPRESS y tengo una humilde cadena de blogs muy cercanos a la Iglesia y a Jesucristo y como no a “Ella qué lo hace y lo puede todo y es Auxiliadora del Pueblo de Dios.

  8. Mª Dolores Corral · March 6, 2013 Reply

    You can add so Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi in spanish @CardRavasi_sp thaks

  9. Our Mother of Sorrows OFS · March 7, 2013 Reply

    Fr Roderick… I thought perhaps you might have created this as a Public Twitter list. Not seeing one on your profile, I created one. Let us know if anyone needs to be added or modified.

    Pax et bonum,

  10. Father Roderick · March 7, 2013 Reply

    Unfortunately, the Twitter account for Cardinal Tagle turned out to be fake, so I removed it from the list.

  11. Lyn Francisco · March 7, 2013 Reply

    @OMOS OFS, there *is* a public Twitter list that was compiled by Fr. James Bradley. You might want to have a look at this link: http://twitter.com/frjamesbradley/cardinals

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