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New Cardinals

Pope Francis announced on 2016.10.09 that he would elevate the following 17 prelates to the Sacred College of Cardinals in a consistory on 2016.11.19.

  1. Italy Archbishop Mario Zenari (70), Titular Archbishop of Zuglio and Apostolic Nuncio to Syria
  2. Central African Republic Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (49), Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui (Central African Republic) and President of Central African Episcopal Conference
  3. Spain Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra (71), Metropolitan Archbishop of Madrid (Spain), Ordinary of Spain of the Eastern Rite (Spain) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain
  4. Brazil Archbishop Sérgio da Rocha (56), Metropolitan Archbishop of Brasília (Brazil) and President of National Conference of Bishops of Brazil
  5. USA Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich (67), Metropolitan Archbishop of Chicago (USA)
  6. Bangladesh Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (73), Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh
  7. Venezuela Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo (71), Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela)
  8. Belgium Archbishop Jozef De Kesel (69), Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium), Military Ordinary of Belgium (Belgium) and President of Episcopal Conference of Belgium
  9. Mauritius Bishop Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp. (75), Bishop of Port-Louis (Mauritius)
  10. USA Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell (69), Prefect of Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life and Bishop emeritus of Dallas (USA)
  11. Mexico Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes (66), Metropolitan Archbishop of Tlalnepantla (Mexico)
  12. Papua New Guinea Archbishop John Ribat, M.S.C. (59), Metropolitan Archbishop of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania
  13. USA Archbishop Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R. (64), Metropolitan Archbishop of Indianapolis (USA)
  14. Malaysia Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez (84), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  15. Italy Bishop Renato Corti (80), Bishop emeritus of Novara (Italy)
  16. Lesotho Bishop Sebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I. (87), Bishop emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek (Lesotho)
  17. Albania Fr. Ernest Simoni (87)

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