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List of new cardinals named by Pope Francis


Pope Francis will "create" 20 new cardinals next February 14 at the Vatican. These are their names: 

1 – Dominique Mamberti, Prefect Apostolic Signatura

2 – Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente, Patriarch of Lisbon Portugal

3 – Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Archbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia).

4 – John Atcherley Dew, Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand).

5 – Edoardo Menichelli, Archbishop of Ancona-Osimo (Italy).

6 – Pierre Nguyên Vn Nhon, Archbishop of Hà Nôi (Viêt Nam).

7 – Alberto Suárez Inda, Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico).

8 – Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar).

9 – Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij, Archbishop of Bangkok (Thailandia).

10 – Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrigento (Italy).

11 – Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B., Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay).

12 – Ricardo Blázquez Pérez, Archbishop of Valladolid (Spagna).

13 – José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R., Bishop of David (Panamá).

14 – Arlindo Gomes Furtado, Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).

15 – Soane Patita Paini Mafi, Bishop of Tonga (Tonga Islands).

Among Archbishops Emeritus and former papal nuncio: 

1 – José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Archbishops Emeritus of Manizales (Colombia).

2 – Luigi De Magistris, Arcivescovo titolare di Nova, Major Pro-Penitentiary Emeritus.

3 – Karl-Joseph Rauber, Apostolic Nuncio 

4 – Luis Héctor Villalba, Archbishops Emeritus of Tucumán (Mexico).

5 – Júlio Duarte Langa, Archbishops Emeritus of Xai-Xai (Mozambique).