During a public consistory on Saturday, February 18, 2012, Cardinal Dominik Duka accepted the insignia of cardinalate. He also learned that the Lateran Ss. Marceline and Peter Church has been assigned to him as his titular basilica. In the afternoon, he celebrated a mass with a thousand pilgrims who accompanied him from the Czech Republic in St. Gregorius VII. Church in Via del Cottolengo, Rome.
On Sunday, February 19, Pope Benedict XVI. celebrated a divine service with the 21 new cardinals at the St. Peter Basilica at 9.30 a.m. On Monday, February 20, the Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Dominik Duka OP attended the audience granted by the Pope to the new cardinals and their entourage at Paul VI. Audience Hall.