sabato 24 giugno 2017

The distribution of cardinals to change after the consistory on Wednesday
Rome Reports
Currently, only 116 cardinals have the right to vote in a conclave. However, the Vatican law allows 120 participants. Therefore, the pope will appoint new cardinals to fill vacant seats. While there will be one extra cardinal, historically this is not a problem, because John Paul II at one point exceeded the limit by at least 10 positions.
The five new cardinals are:
- Jean Zerbo, archbishop of Bamako, the first cardinal born in Mali.
- Juan Jose Omella, archbishop of Barcelona, Spain, who spent a missionary year in Zaire.
- Anders Arborelius, the first Swedish-born Catholic bishop of Stockholm after the Protestant Reformation.
- Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, Vicar Apostolic of Paksé, in Laos, a country with only 45,000 Catholics.
- Gregorio Rosa Chávez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, who is a friend of the martyred bishop Óscar Romero.
Así cambia la distribución de cardenales tras el consistorio del próximo miércoles