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Pope's new cardinals reflect peripheries _ but core concerns

Feb 13, 2015 - Associated Press Online

VATICAN CITY (AP) - One hails from Tonga, where climate change is threatening the very existence of the archipelago. Several live in places tormented by drug violence and organized crime. Another represents a tiny, remote church that has witnessed first-hand the deadly drama of Mediterranean migration.

The 20 men from 18 countries who will join the College of Cardinals on Saturday reflect the far-flung diversity of the Catholic Church. But they also represent unity in living out some of Po...