College of Cardinals
NPR's Rick Karr reports on Pope John Paul's new Latin American appointments to the College of Cardinals. The Pope yesterday named new members to become 'princes of the church' and increased the number of Latin America prelates from 23 to 26. That will make them a powerful force when the time comes for the Roman Catholic College of Cardinals to select a new Pope. Altogether, Pope John Paul the Second named 37 new cardinals, including American Archbishops Edward Egan of New York, Theodore McCarrick of Washington and Fordham University theologian Father Avery Dulles.
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