Pope names 15 new cardinals from 14 different nations to reflect church diversity

January 4, 2015 12:48 PM

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Pope names 15 new cardinals from 14 different nations to reflect church diversity

Dec. 31, 2014: Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate the new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (AP)

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa..

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