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Pope to name 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis announced on May 20 that he will hold a meeting of the Church’s top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.

  • Vatican City
  • Hurriyet

In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part.

Anau 1a“I am happy to announce that on June 29 there will be a consistory meeting to appoint 14 new cardinals.

Their origins reflect the universality of the church,” Pope Francis said in an address in Saint Peter’s…

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