Vatican: On 9 October His Holiness Pope Francis announced the names 17 new Cardinals who will be created in coming consistory which will be held on the 19 of November, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy. Among them 13 are under the age of 80 and will be eligible to vote in a conclave. The Holy Father had chosen them from five continents and they include three American Archbishops and Archbishops from Mauritius and Bangladesh. Three of the Cardinals to be created are from within the African territory. Cardinal- designate Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui (49years)will become the youngest in the College Cardinals.
They are Archbishop Mario Zenari (Italy), Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga (Central African Republic), Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra (Spain), Archbishop Sérgio da Rocha (Brazil), Archbishop Blase J. Cupich (U.S.A.), Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario (Bangladesh), Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo (Venezuela), Archbishop Jozef De Kesel (Belgium), Archbishop Maurice Piat (Mauritius), Archbishop Kevin Joseph Farrell (U.S.A.), Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes (Mexico), Archbishop John Ribat (Papua Nuova Guinea), Archbishop Mons. Joseph William Tobin, (U.S.A.), Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez (Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Archbishop Renato Corti (Archbishop Emeritus of Novara, Italy), Archbishop Sebastian Koto Khoarai (Bishop Emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho) and Father Ernest Simoni (presbytery of the Archdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult, Scutari-Albania.