Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Pope names new cardinals

At his general audience today, Pope Benedict XVI announced that next month 14 bishops and one priest would be elevated to the status of cardinal.

Twelve of the bishops are younger than 80, which means that they could elect a new pope. Two other bishops and the one priest were over 80 and given the red hat as an honor to them for their service to the Church.

Read the story here:

Pope names 15 new cardinals, including two from U.S.

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