Pope Francis has just named 13 new cardinals to serve the catholic church. Out of the 13, three cardinals are 80+ years and hence they will not vote towards appointing the next pope.
list of new cardinals:
- Bologna Archbishop Matteo Zuppi, 63
- Rev. Michael Czerny,
- Bishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, Vatican
- Monsignor Alvaro L. Ramazzini Imeri (72)- Huehuetenamgo bishop,
- Franciscan, Kinshasha Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu (59) – Congo
- Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, 69, – Jakarta, Indonesia.
- Archbishop Cristobal Lopez Romero (67), Rabat in Morocco
- Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich (61) Luxembourg
- Monsignor Jose Tolentino Medonca (53) Portugal
- Michael Fitzgerald – Papal diplomat in Cairo, Egypt
- Archbishop, Monsignor Sigitas Tamkevicius – Lithuania.
- Monsignor Eugenio Dal Corso – Retired Benguela, Angola.