Pope gives the pres­ti­gious red hats to 5 new car­di­nals

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

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.


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