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Two Asians among new cardinals

VATICAN (SE): Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals at his public angelus address at midday on October 10, including two from Asia.

However, only one is of an age entitling him to vote at a conclave that elects a new pope, Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario, from Dhaka in Bangladesh. The other is the 84-year-old former archbishop of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez.

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New cardinals trump Asian bishops

 

VATICAN (SE): The six new cardinals appointed out of season by Pope Benedict XVI during the Synod of Bishops, which concluded in Rome on October 28, have trumped the Asian bishops who were scheduled to gather for their four-yearly meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from November 16 to 25.

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