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  • hope Francis installed 13 new cardinals at the Vatican on Saturday in a ceremony that was slimmed down because of the pandemic, among them Washington D.

  • C Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who became the first African American to hold the high rank Francis placed upon him and the others the traditional red hat known as a Beretta.

  • Gregory had made headlines in June when he blasted President Donald Trump's visit to a Catholic shrine after police and soldiers used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters so that the president could be photographed in front of the historic Washington church.

  • Holding a Bible, Gregory told Reuters this week he wants to see common ground with President elect Joe Biden, despite disagreements on issues such as abortion.

  • With each ceremony, Francis has boosted the odds that his successor will be a non European.

  • He has so far appointed 18 cardinals from mostly far flung countries that never had won.

  • Nine of the 13 confirmed Saturday are eligible to enter a secret conclave to choose the next pope.

  • Francis has appointed more than half of 128 cardinal electors.

  • Most of them share his vision of UM or inclusive and outward looking church.

  • After the ceremony, Pope Francis and some of the new cardinals paid a visit to former Pope Benedict.

hope Francis installed 13 new cardinals at the Vatican on Saturday in a ceremony that was slimmed down because of the pandemic, among them Washington D.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/01
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