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Pope Francis creates five new cardinals

Pope Francis creates five new cardinals

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Pope Francis creates soon five new cardinals. He announced that Sunday. The clergy who are promoted are from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador.

The rank of cardinal within the Roman Catholic church directly after that of pope. His main advisors.

Cardinals younger than 80 years of age may participate in the conclave to choose a new pope. It is the fourth time that Francis ‘ new cardinals created.

The official ceremony, called the consistory on 28 June.

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