Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals on June 29

Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals on June 29

ROME – Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will create 14 new cardinals in June coming from all over the world, including Iraq, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Peru, Japan, Madagascar, and several Vatican officials.
Eleven of those new cardinals are under 80, meaning they’re eligible to participate in an eventual conclave to choose Francis’s successor. The consistory, meaning the ceremony for the creation of new cardinals, will take place in Rome on June 29, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.According to Francis, the places of origin of the new cardinals shows the “universality of the Church, that continues to preach the merciful love of God throughout the earth.”
The 11 new cardinals under the age of 80, who will be active participants in a future conclave, are:
Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, Iraqi, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church.
Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, Spaniard, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, Italian, Vicar General of Rome.
Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Italian, Substitute of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, Polish, Almoner of the Office of Papal Charities.
Archbishop Joseph Coutts, of Karachi, Pakistan.
Bishop António Augusto dos Santos Marto, Bishop of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal.
Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, Archbishop of Huancayo, Peru.