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Pope warns against 'epidemic of animosity' as he appoints 17 new cardinals

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By Euronews
Pope warns against 'epidemic of animosity' as he appoints 17 new cardinals

<p>Pope Francis has appointed 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, 13 of whom are under 80 years-old making them eligible to replace him in future.</p> <p>They come from Italy, Central African Republic, Spain, the US, Brazil, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Belgium, Mauritius, Mexico and Papua New Guinea.</p> <p>At the ceremony he said an ‘epidemic of animosity’ against people of other races and religions was hurting the weakest in society, urging caution against the rise of populist nationalism.</p>