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Benedict XVI welcomes 22 new cardinals

Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins of Toronto, Canada.

Archbishop Dominik Jaroslav Duka, O.P. of Prague, Czech Republic.

Archbishop Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht, Holland.

Archbishop Giuseppe Betori of Florence, Italy.

Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan of New York, U.S.A.

Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin, Germany.

Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, China.

The Pope also created four new cardinals who, being over the age of eighty, are ineligible to vote in a future conclave. ;

Major Archbishop Lucian Muresan of Fagaras and Alba Julia of the Romanians, Romania.

Fr. Julien Ries, priest of the diocese of Namur and professor emeritus of religious history at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Fr. Prosper Grech, O.S.A., professor emeritus of several Roman universities.

Fr. Karl Josef Becker, S.J., professor emeritus of the Pontifical Gregorian University.