. Pope installs new cardinals, including first African-American « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Reuters – Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.

The cardinals were installed in a ceremony, known as a consistory, that was markedly slimmed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was Francis’ seventh consistory since his election in 2013. He has now appointed 57% of the 128 cardinal electors, most of whom share his vision of a more inclusive and outward-looking Church.

Read about how Pope Francis has increased diversity in the Church and more at Reuters.

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African-American Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory attends a consistory ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican with protective mask.

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