Pope names 21 new cardinals, together with one from India

Pope Francis introduced on Sunday that he would appoint 21 new cardinals in August, together with an Italian main the Church in Mongolia, once more placing his stamp on the way forward for Catholicism.Of the 21, 16 are cardinal electors underneath 80 years previous and thus eligible to enter a conclave to elect his successor after his demise or resignation.After the Aug. 27 ceremony to formally set up them, referred to as a consistory, Francis can have appointed about 83 of the some 133 cardinal electors, rising the likelihood his successor can be a person reflecting his place on key points.The brand new electors embody Archbishop Giorgio Marengo, an Italian who’s at present the Catholic Church’s administrator in Mongolia. The nation borders with China, the place the Vatican is attempting to enhance the scenario for Catholics.Different cardinal electors come from France, Nigeria, Brazil, India, america, East Timor, Italy, Ghana, Singapore, and Paraguay.As soon as once more, Francis handed over archbishops of main cities that historically had cardinals earlier than his election in 2013, preferring to nominate males in far-flung locations the place the Church is small or rising.