Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pope Francis names 15 new Cardinals; reflects diversity and growth in Africa & Asia

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Pope Francis has announced the names of 15 new cardinals; selected from 14 nations across the globe. This selection reflects the diversity of the church and its growth in Africa and Asia.

The nations include nations like Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Thailand and Vietnam. Another is from Sicily, where the Church in recent decades has been galvanising public rejection of the Mafia.

Referring to the Vatican, Francis told faithful in St Peter’s Square that the churchmen come “from every continent” and “show the indelible tie with the church of Rome to churches in the world.”

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