List of new cardinals inducted by Pope Francis on Saturday

Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:52am EST
 
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis elevated 20 Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops to the rank of cardinal at a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday.

Cardinals, the red-hatted "princes" of the church, are the pope's closest advisers in Rome and around the world. Fifteen of the new cardinals are under 80 and known as "cardinal electors," because they can enter a secret conclave to elect a successor to Pope Francis after his death or resignation.

Here are their names and nationalities.

Cardinal electors:

Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, 62 (France, Vatican official)

Cardinal Manuel Jose Macario do Nascimento Clemente, 66 (Portugal)

Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, 66 (Ethiopia)   Continued...