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Pope Francis looks past Europe, U.S., for new cardinals
Pope Francis looks past Europe, U.S., for new cardinals

ROME -- Pope Francis named 19 new cardinals Sunday, including a bishop from Haiti and an archbishop from Burkina Faso, a choice the Vatican said showed Francis’ determination to focus on the poor. Overall, the pope’s first batch of appointments to the College of Cardinals contained 10 men from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, reflecting his bid to give the Catholic Church a more global outlook. Just four of the choices hail from inside the Curia — the Vatican’s governing body — and no churchmen from the U.S. were given the nod for a “red hat.” “This reflects Francis’ desire to make the Church more universal...

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