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Pope names 21 cardinals (CNS)

Pope Francis has named 21 new cardinals, 18 of whom will be eligible to vote in a papal election following a consistory on September 30.

The new cardinal-electors range in age from 49 to 77 and include the new prefects of the Dicasteries for Bishops, Eastern Churches, and Doctrine of the Faith; the apostolic nuncios to Argentina and the United States; the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem; 11 other bishops; and the rector major (superior general) of the Salesians.


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