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Pope Francis' newest cardinals show a global Church.

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 03:08 pm .- Only seven months after Pope Francis’ last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal. The next consistory will take place June 28. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope's 5 New Cardinals Include 3 in Minority Catholic Nations.

Pope Francis named new cardinals for heavily Catholic Spain and El Salvador, and in a surprise also named cardinals for Mali, Laos and Sweden, three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority.

- Newsmax - US

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador.

VATICAN CITY " In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named five new cardinals, for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden."Their origin, from different parts...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador.

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. “Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all over the Earth,” Francis said, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Pope Francis Names Five New Cardinals.

Pope Francis will elevate men from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden to the College of Cardinals next month, continuing his practice of adding men from the peripheries of the Catholic world to the body that will elect his successor.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Pope says to create five new cardinals.

Vatican City, Vatican City State, May 21 - Pope Francis said Sunday he plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony next month, all of them under the age of 80. The new cardinals , from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden , will form part of an

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Pope Names Cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador.

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named five new cardinals, for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. "Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all over the Earth," Francis said, speaking ...

- Voice of America - US

Pope Francis Announces 5 New Cardinals Who Show 'Universality of the Church'.

For Spain, El Salvador, Mali, Laos and Sweden

- TIME Magazine - US

'In Germany, such a violation is not even punishable'.

Sweden has dropped rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The German criminal law expert Nikolaos Gazeas talks about extradition and whether Britain can still arrest Assange for skipping bail years ago.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

What's at stake in China's plan to blow up islands in the Mekong.

The pla beuk is a beautiful behemoth; a gigantic toothless catfish with skin smooth and silky to the touch. It's the largest freshwater fish in the world and, once upon a time, these fish swam the great lengths of the mighty Mekong River from southern China, through Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia, all the way to the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Sin at the top of the world: Hong Kong company to turn Nepal into next gambling hub after Macau.

It might sound like an exotic idea to gamble on opening a casino at the foot of the Himalayas. Yet for 400 million Indians inhabiting the north of the subcontinent, particularly the booming nouveau riche, just a few hours’ drive across the border could soon unlock the euphoria of splurging in their chosen game of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Will India’s rising middle class turn Nepal into the next Asian gambling hub after Macau?

It might sound like an exotic idea to gamble on opening a casino at the foot of the Himalayas. Yet for 400 million Indians inhabiting the north of the subcontinent, particularly the booming nouveau riche, just a few hours’ drive across the border could soon unlock the euphoria of splurging in their chosen game of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Laos prime minister concerned over banana plantations

- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country.

- Reuters - US

What Did Laos Leader's Singapore Visit Achieve?

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith's one-day trip was dominated by economic issues.

- The Diplomat - US

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