Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the apostolic palace in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, 12 January
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Pope Francis to install 19 new cardinals

Pope Francis is due to formally install 19 new cardinals in a ceremony at the Vatican later.

They are the first to be chosen by Pope Francis, and reflect the diversity of the modern Catholic Church.

The majority of those nominated are from outside Europe and North America.

Cardinals are the most senior clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church below the Pope.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 22 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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