Pope Francis has appointed 21 new cardinals: There are four from Latin America

Pope Francis leads Regina Cayley’s prayer from his window at the Vatican on May 29, 2022.

Pope Francis announced today that a country hall will be held from August 27 to Appointment of 21 new cardinalsAnd the Sixteen of them are voters in a future closed meeting to elect a pope and five are over eighty, and among them are two Brazilians, a Paraguayan and a Colombian.

Pope Francis announced after Regina Coelly’s recitation in St Peter’s Square that he had decided so The Cardinals will create the Archbishop of Brasilia (Brazil) Paulo Cesar Costa; Archbishop of Manaus (Brazil), Leonardo Ulrich; Archbishop of Asuncion (Paraguay), Adalberto Martinez Floreswhile among those over 80, who could not be part of the Conclave because they had crossed the minimum age, Francis wanted to award the Beretta Red To the Honorary Archbishop of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal.

Whereas, as in the previous churches, the list again includes a Spaniard: Fernando Vergues Alzaga, President of the Pontifical Commission for the State of Vatican City and Head of the Prefecture of Vatican City.

Spain has six cardinal electors, while Brazil with the new cardinals will have six more electors, and Paraguay will have a cardinal in a future closed meeting.

with the Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies On Friday, the College of Cardinals consisted of 208 cardinals, including 117 electors and 91 non-electors, while there are 120 cardinals who can enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope.

Francis again wanted to reflect the universality of the Catholic Church by appointing bishops from all over the world as cardinals, but there were also five Italians, still the most represented in the College of Cardinals.

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Among the future cardinals, the new ruler of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the System of the Sacraments, the English Archbishop Arthur Roche and the head of the Congregation for the Korean Clergy, Lazaro Yoo-Hyung.

while the Archbishop of Marseille (France) Jean-Marc Evelyn will be cardinals; Archbishop of Ekolobia (Nigeria), Peter Okpaliki; Archbishop of Goa and Damao (India), Filipe Neri Antonio Sebastião de Rosario Ferrão, Archbishop of Ekolupia (Nigeria), Anthony Puglia; Bishop of San Diego (USA), Robert Walter McIlroy; Archbishop of Dili (East Timor), Virgilio do Carmo da Silva.

The list continues with the Bishop of Como (Italy), Oscar Cantonese: Bishop of Wa (Ghana), Richard Koya Bauber; Archbishop of Singapore, William Goh Seng Chee and Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Giorgio Marengo.

While among those over 80, Archbishop Emeritus of Ghent (Belgium), Lucas van Looy, Emeritus of Cagliari (Italy), Arrigo Meglio, Professor of Italian Theology, Gianfranco Ghirlanda, and Canon of Saint Peter, Fortunato Frieza.

So far, not counting future appointments, European cardinals remain the most numerous with 49 electors, followed by North America with sixteen, while Central America has seven cardinals who can participate in secret meeting and South America with twelve.

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