List of new cardinals created by pope

Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:28am EST
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis elevated 19 prelates to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, his first appointments to the elite group of men who are his top aides around the world and who can one day elect his successor if they are under 80.

Sixteen of the new cardinals will have the right to vote to choose a successor. Three were made cardinal emeritus, without voting rights, for their service to the Church.

The following are cardinals with voting rights:

1. Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 59, Italian, Vatican Secretary of State.

2. Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, 73, Italian, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.

3. Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller, 66, German, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

4. Archbishop, Beniamino Stella, 72, Italian, head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy.

5. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, 68, British, Archbishop of Westminster.

6. Archbishop Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, 64, Nicaraguan, Archbishop of Managua.   Continued...