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Pope puts his stamp as he names 19 new cardinals, including his Buenos Aires successor

Monday, January 13th 2014 - 06:55 UTC
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Pope Francis put his first stamp on the group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy naming 19 new cardinals from around the world. Sixteen of them are “cardinal electors” under 80 and thus eligible to enter a conclave to elect a pope. They come from Italy, Germany, Britain, Nicaragua, Canada, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Chile, Burkina Faso, the Philippines and Haiti. Read full article

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  • Rufus

    I thought that the majority of Cardinals were appointed based on the geographic area of their bishopric/archbishopric?

    Jan 13th, 2014 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    1@ Indeed that´s true, in fact some countries sometimes have more than 1 Cardinal and all of them are named by the Pope.

    Jan 13th, 2014 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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