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LIVE: Pope Francis appoints 13 new cardinals


The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. local time in Rome, and is held under strict security measures due to the pandemic. In fact, two of the 13 cardinals could not travel to Rome because of the measures enforced as a result of the health crisis.

List of new cardinals.

Electors:

MSGR. MARIO GRECH (SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS)

MSGR. MARCELLO SEMERARO (PREFECT OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THE CAUSES OF SAINTS)

MSGR. ANTOINE KAMBANDA (ARCHBISHOP OF KIGALI, RWANDA)

MSGR. WILTON GREGORY (ARCHBISHOP OF WASHINGTON)

MSGR. JOSÉ ADVINCULA (ARCHBISHOP OF CAPIZ, PHILIPPINES)

MSGR. CELESTINO AOS (ARCHBISHOP OF SANTIAGO DE CHILE)

MSGR. CORNELIUS SIM (APOSTOLIC VICAR OF BRUNEI)

MSGR. AUGUSTO LOJUDICE (ARCHBISHOP OF SIENA -COLLE VAL D'ELSA MONTALCINO, ITALY)

FRIAR MAURO GAMBETTI (GUARDIAN OF THE CONVENT OF ASSISI)

New cardinals over 80 years old:

MSGR. FELIPE ARIZMENDI ESQUIVEL (BISHOP OF SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, MEXICO)

MSGR. SILVANO TOMASI, APOSTOLIC NUNCIO

FR. RAINIERO CANTALAMESSA, PREACHER TO THE PAPAL HOUSEHOLD

FR. ENRICO FEROCI, EX DIRECTOR OF CARITAS ROME