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    Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Reverend Dr Peter Okpalaeke appointed Cardinal

    Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Reverend Dr Peter Okpalaeke appointed Cardinal.

    At the end of the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis announced a consistory for the creation of new cardinals on 27 August.

    Here are the names of the new Cardinals:

    Artur Roche , Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

    Lazzaro You Heung Sik , Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

    Fernando Vergez , President of the SCV Governorate

    Jean-Marc Noël Aveline , Archbishop of Marseille

    Peter Ebere Okpaleke , Bishop of Ekwulobia (Nigeria)

    Leonardo Ullrich , Archbishop of Manaus

    Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão Archbishop of Goa (India)

    Robert McElroy, Archbishop of San Diego

    Virgilio do Carmo Da Silva , Archbishop of East Timor

    Oscar Cantoni , Bishop of Como

    Anthomy Poola, Archbishop of Hyderabad (India)

    Paulo Cesa Costa, Archbishop Brasilia

    Richard Kuuia Baawobr , Bishop of Wa (Ghana)

    William Goh Seng Chye , Archbishop of Singapore

    Adalberto Martines Flores , Archbishop of Asuncion

    Giorgio Marengo, Apostolic Prefect of Ulan Bator

    In addition to these bishops, the Pope has also decided to create five cardinals over eighty:

    Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal , Archbishop emeritus of Cartagena (Colombia)

    Lucas Van Looy, Bishop Emeritus of Ghent

    Arrigo Miglio , Archbishop emeritus of Cagliari

    Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda YES

    Monsignor Fortunato Frezza

    To date, the Sacred College is made up of 117 cardinals with the right to vote in a future conclave and 91 non-electors. From today to the end of the year there are 7 cardinals who will turn 80 and thus leave the list of cardinal electors.

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