Pope Names Indian Priest Among 6 New Cardinals

VATICAN CITY – Six non-European Roman Catholic prelates, including one from India, will join the Vatican’s College of Cardinals in November, Pope Benedict XVI said today, in a move which may affect the election of the future pope.

At the end of the weekly general audience, Benedict said he would be appointing cardinals from the US, Lebanon, India, Nigeria, Colombia and the Philippines.

The new cardinals will be American James Harvey, Lebanon’s Bechara Boutros Rahi, India’s Baselios Cleemis, Nigeria’s John Onaiyekan, Colombia’s Ruben Salazar Gomez and Filipino L

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