- Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro
Shortly after he became cardinal of the Archdiocese of Bologna in Italy in 1952, Giacomo Lercaro decided to turn his sumptuous residence into an orphanage.
Believing that "children don't have to stop playing in Lent," he organized a carnival for them on a Sunday in Lent and on St. Joseph's Day. For these and other actions on behalf of children, Lecraro was dubbed the "Cardinal of the Childen."
He was among the first members of the hierarchy to preach a "Church of the poor," an ecclesiology which would be developed further in Latin America as liberation theology. In the parishes, he established the Christian Brotherly Help, because "we want a parish to become a family so that all who suffer will feel the comfort of having many brothers to help them."
Although he was considered a front-runner to succeed Pope John XXIII upon his death in 1963, Cardinal Giacomo Lecraro never became pope.
Many of his fellow cardinals considered him too radical.
- Little Black Book, Diocese of Saginaw