Pope gives the prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals
VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not “princes” in a world where innocents are dying, slavery persists and refugee camps often are living hells.
Reflecting Francis’ attention to the poor, three of the five cardinals hail from developing nations and regions: Bishop Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun of Laos; Bamako Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Mali; and Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chavez, who continued working as a parish priest while serving as San Salvador’s auxiliary bishop.
The other two elevated churchmen are Barcelona, Spain, Archbishop Juan Jose Omella, who early in his clerical career worked as a missionary in Zaire; and Stockholm Bishop Anders Arborelius. The Swedish prelate last year welcomed Francis to his country, where Lutherans are the majority Christian group.