General Pope Francis Names 19 New Cardinals

Pope Francis Names 19 New Cardinals

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Pope Francis on Sunday named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, and elsewhere, including Haiti and Burkina Faso, to reflect his attention to the poor.

Francis made the announcement as he spoke from his studio window to a crowd in St. Peter’s Square.

Sixteen of the appointees are younger than 80, meaning they are eligible to elect the next pope, which is a cardinal’s most important task. The ceremony to formally install them as cardinals will be held Feb. 22 at the Vatican.

The following is a list of the 19 men :

Pietro Parolin, Titular Archbishop of Acquapendente, Secretary of State.

Lorenzo Baldisseri, Titular Archbishop of Diocleziana, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.

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Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Regensburg, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Beniamino Stella, Titular Archbishop of Midila, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.

Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, United Kingdom.

Leopoldo Jose Brenes Solorzano, Archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua.

Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Canada.

Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Orani Joao Tempesta, O.Cist., Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro.

Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve, Italy.

Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Andrew Yeom Soo jung, Archbishop of Seoul, South Korea.

Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Archbishop of Santiago del Cile, Chile.

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Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines.

Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes, Haiti.

Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria.

Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, C.M.F., Archbishop emeritus of Pamplona.

Kelvin Edward Felix, Archbishop emeritus of Castries.

Associated Press


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