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New cardinals named
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 On Sunday 21 January, Pope John Paul II named the following 37 new cardinals. Unless otherwise stated, all are archbishops. Geraldo Majella Agnelo, 67, Brazilian, archbishop of Sao Salvador da Bahia. Bernard Agr, 74, Ivoirian, archbishop of Abidjan. Audrys Juozas Backis, 63, Lithuanian, archbishop of Vilnius. Giovanni Battista Re, 67, Italian, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 64, Argentine, archbishop of Buenos Aires. Louis-Marie Bill, 62, French, archbishop of Lyon. Agostino Cacciavillan, 74, Italian, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. Desmond Connell, 74, Irish, archbishop of Dublin. Ivan Dias, Indian, 64, archbishop of Bombay. The Rev. Avery Dulles, 82, an American Jesuit theologian. Edward Michael Egan, 68, American, archbishop of New York. Ignacio Antonio Velasco García, 72, Venezuelan, archbishop of Caracas. His Beatitude Stephanos II Ghattas, 81, Egyptian, patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts. Zenon Grocholewski, 61, Polish, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. Jean Honor , 80, French, archbishop emeritus of Tours Cláudio Hummes, Brazilian, 66, Archbishop of S o Paulo. Bishop Walter Kasper, 67, German, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Francisco Alvarez Martínez, 75, Spanish, archbishop of Toledo. Varkey Jorge María Mejía, 77, Argentine, chief archivist of the Holy Roman Church. Theodore Edgar McCarrick, 70, American, archbishop of Washington, D.C. Andres Rodríguez Maradiaga, 58, Honduran, archbishop of Tegucigalpa. Jos Saraiva Martins, 69, Portuguese, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. His Beatitude Ignace Moussa I Daoud, 70, Syrian, prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches. Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, 67, Chilean, archbishop of Santiago. Jos da Cruz Policarpo, 64, Portuguese, patriarch of Lisbon. Mario Francesco Pompedda, 71, Italian, prefect of the Supreme Apostolic Tribunal. Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, 68, Colombian, archbishop of Bogotá. Sergio Sebastiani, 69, Italian, president of the Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See. Crescenzio Sepe, 57, secretary general of the Committee for the 2000 Jubilee Year. Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, 57, Peruvian, archbishop of Lima. Vithayathil, Indian, 73, major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly. Severino Poletto, 67, Italian, archbishop of Turin. Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, 68, British, archbishop of Westminster. Msgr. Leo Scheffczyk, 80, a German theologian The Rev. Roberto Tucci, 79, Italian, president of Vatican Radio and main organizer of the Pope's foreign trips. François Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, 72, Vietnamese, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Antonio Jos González Zumarraga, 75, Ecuadorean, archbishop of Quito.
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