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Pope creates new cardinals

Pope creates new cardinals
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Pope Benedict XVI has created 22 new cardinals – his closest aides – at a ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Basilica. Among them 18 are under 80 and so eligible to elect the next pope.

At the solemn ceremony the new cardinals were given their gold rings and red birettas or hats.
Addressing them the Pope told them, “to serve the Church with love and vigour.”