New Catholic Cardinals List Named by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has named 17 new Catholic cardinals from around the world. New Catholic Cardinals List Named by Pope Francis include 13 who are under 80 years old and thus eligible to succeed him after his time. The new cardinals are representing Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceania.

Below are the list of New Catholic Cardinals in the order as named by Francis from the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.

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New Catholic Cardinals List Named by Pope Francis

Cardinals who are under 80 years old and thus eligible to vote in a conclave

  • Archbishop Mario Zenari (Italy), Vatican ambassador in Syria
  • Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid, Spain
  • Archbishop Sergio da Rocha of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago
  • Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida, Venezuela
  • Archbishop Jozef De Kesel of Malines-Brussels, Belgium
  • Archbishop Maurice Piat of Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell of the United States, head of a newly created Vatican department
  • Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Tlalnepantla, Mexico
  • Archbishop John Ribat of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis, USA

Cardinals who are over age 80 and thus ineligible to vote in a conclave

  • Archbishop Emeritus Anthony Soter Fernandez of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Archbishop Emeritus Renato Corti of Novara, Italy
  • Archbishop Emeritus Sebastian Koto Khoarai of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho
  • Father Ernest Simoni of Shkoder, Albania

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