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Pope Francis announced on 2018.05.20 that he would elevate the following 14 prelates to the Sacred College of Cardinals in a consistory on 2018.06.29.

  1. Iraq Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako (69), Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq), President of Synod of the Chaldean Church and President of Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Iraq
  2. Spain Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J. (74), Titular Archbishop of Thibica, Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, President of Pontifical Biblical Commission and President of International Theological Commission
  3. Italy Archbishop Angelo De Donatis (64), Titular Archbishop of Mottola, Archpriest of Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Vicar General for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy), Apostolic Administrator of Ostia (Italy) and Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Lateran University
  4. Italy Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu (69), Titular Archbishop of Roselle, Substitute for General Affairs of Secretariat of State and Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta
  5. Poland Archbishop Konrad Krajewski (54), Titular Archbishop of Beneventum and Almoner of His Holiness of Office of Papal Charities
  6. Pakistan Archbishop Joseph Coutts (72), Metropolitan Archbishop of Karachi (Pakistan)
  7. Portugal Bishop António Augusto dos Santos Marto (71), Bishop of Leiria–Fátima (Portugal) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Portugal
  8. Peru Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J. (74), Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru
  9. Madagascar Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana (63), Metropolitan Archbishop of Toamasina (Madagascar) and President of Episcopal Conference of Madagascar
  10. Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi (69), Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy)
  11. Japan Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉) (69), Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan
  12. Mexico Archbishop Sergio Obeso Rivera (86), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Jalapa (Mexico)
  13. Bolivia Bishop Toribio Ticona Porco (81), Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Corocoro (Bolivia)
  14. Spain Fr. Aquilino Bocos Merino, C.M.F. (80), Superior General emeritus of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians)

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