Pope names 20 cardinals, many from developing world

Jan 05, 2015 - Business Insider
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Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis named 20 new cardinals, a majority of them from Africa, Asia and Latin America, increasingly key areas as the Roman Catholic Church's support shifts from its traditional European stronghold.

Fifteen of the new cardinals -- considered "princes of the church" -- are under the age of 80, meaning they are eligible to join the conclave which will elect the pope's successor.

In announcing the new voting cardinals on Sunday, Pope Francis said they co...