Pope Francis installs new cardinals, including first African-American member

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Pope Francis installs new cardinals, including first African-American member” – below is their description.

    Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals at a ceremony in the Vatican on November 28, 2020. One of them was Wilton Gregory, the first African-American to hold the position. Among the 13 new cardinals, nine of them are under 80. They will be eligible to vote at future papal elections.

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