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Pope Francis creates 21 new cardinals

After the Regina Coeli prayer this Sunday, May 29, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Pope Francis announced that a consistory will take place on August 27 for the creation of 21 new cardinals.

Here are the names of the new cardinals, among whom five are over 80 years old:

Arthur RochePrefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, (United Kingdom)

Lázaro You Heung Sik Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, (South Korea)

Fernando VergezPresident of the Government of the Vatican City State, (Spain)

Jean-Marc Noel AvelineArchbishop of Marseille, (France)

Peter Ebere OkpalekeObispo de Ekwulobia, (Nigeria)

Leonardo UllrichArchbishop of Manaus, (Brazil)

Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário FerrãoArchbishop of Goa (India)

Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego (California, United States)

Virgilio do Carmo Da SilvaArchbishop of East Timor

Oscar Cantoni, Bishop of Como, (Italy)

Anthomy PoolaArchbishop of Hyderabad (India)

Paulo Cezar CostaArchbishop of Brasilia, (Brazil)

Richard Kuuia BaawobrObispo de Wa (Ghana)

William Goh Seng ChyeArchbishop of Singapore, (Singapore)

Adalberto Martines FloresArchbishop of Asuncion, (Paraguay)

Giorgio Marengo, Apostolic Prefect of Ulan Bator, (Mongolia)

Jorge Enrique Jimenez CarvajalArchbishop Emeritus of Cartagena (Colombia)

Lucas Van LooyEmeritus Bishop of Ghent, (Belgium)

Arrigo MiglioArchbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, (Italy)

Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda YES, (Italia)

Monseñor Fortunato Frezza, (Italia)

It should be noted that Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal; Lucas VanLooy; Arrigo Miglio; P. Gianfranco Ghirlanda and Bishop Fortunato Frezza are over 80 years old, so they will not be able to vote in a future conclave.

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Currently, the College of Cardinals is made up of 117 voting cardinals and 91 non-electors.

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