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Pope to create 21 new cardinals, six from Asia

Two from India and one each from Mongolia, Singapore and East Timor are among the new cardinals

Pope Francis waves from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter’s Square as he leads the Regina Coeli prayer on May 29, 2022 in The Vatican. (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO / AFP)

Published: May 29, 2022 01:48 PM GMT

Updated: May 30, 2022 05:11 AM GMT

Pope Francis will create 21 new cardinals in the next consistory on Aug. 27, including five archbishops and one bishop from Asia.

The pope made the announcement in front of the crowd at St. Peter’s Square after the “Regina Coeli” address on May 29.

“Let us pray for the new cardinals so that, in confirming their adhesion to Christ, they may help me in my ministry as bishop of Rome for the good of the entire holy people of God,” Pope Francis said.

Sixteen of the new cardinals are under the age of 80, who are eligible to vote in a conclave to elect the successor of Pope…

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