Pope to Create 19 Cardinals Next Month

Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 06:45 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said on Sunday he will next month elevate 19 prelates to the rank of cardinal, his first appointments to the elite group of men who advise him, including 16 who can one day elect his successor.

Francis: Who Is Pope Francis? Book Reveals the Man

Sixteen of the new cardinals are under 80 and are "cardinal electors," meaning they can enter a conclave to choose a new pope after his death or resignation.

They are from Italy, Germany, Britain, Nicaragua, Canada, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Chile, Burkina Faso, the Philippines and Haiti.

The three over 80 who will assume the title cardinal emeritus and will not be able to enter a conclave, come from Spain, Italy and the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.

The ceremony to elevate the new cardinals, known as consistory, will be held on Feb. 22, the pope said.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Cuba Cracks Down on Goods in Travelers' Luggage

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 15:25 PM

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba o . . .

While Obama Ponders ISIS Action, UK's David Cameron Takes Charge

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 12:15 PM

While Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron cut his vacation short to deal with the Islamic State (ISIS) crisis,  . . .

Britain's Cameron Seeking to Stop UK Islamist Fighters Returning Home

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 15:00 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will force airlines to share flight-lists with security services and give p . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved