Two Indians amongst 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis – Occasions of India


VATICAN CITY: Two Indian churchmen had been amongst 21 who shall be elevated by Pope Francis to the rank of cardinal in a ceremony on the Vatican in August, it was introduced on Sunday. The 2 Cardinals from India are Archbishop Filipe Neri António Sebastião di Rosário Ferrão – Archbishop of Goa and Damão (India) and Archbishop Anthony Poola – Archbishop di Hyderabad (India), the official Vatican Information reported. On the conclusion of the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis stated that on August 27, he’ll maintain a Consistory for the creation of recent cardinals, the report stated. He additionally stated that he’ll meet from August 29 and 30 with all of the cardinals to mirror on the brand new Apostolic Structure Praedicate evangelium. Eight of the newly named Cardinals are from Europe, six from Asia, two from Africa, one from North America, and 4 from Central and Latin America. The Faculty of Cardinals at the moment consists of 208 Cardinals, of whom 117 are electors and 91 are non-electors. As of 27 August, the quantity will develop to 229 Cardinals, of whom 131 shall be electors.


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