Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals of Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals of Roman Catholic Church
 

Pope Francis has named 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church from around the world, many of whom will help choose his successor.
The new cardinals come from five continents, and include the Vatican's envoy to Syria.
The range of backgrounds "represents a break with custom", said the BBC's David Willey in Rome.
Pope Francis has now chosen close to a third of the College of Cardinals who will ultimately pick who succeeds him.
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19 November 2016 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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