Pope Benedict XVI named 15 new cardinals on Wednesday, 12 of whom are under the age of 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave to elect his successor. Here are the names of the new cardinals who will be elevated at a Vatican ceremony March 24:
_Monsignor William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
_Monsignor Franc Rode, prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes for Consecrated Life.
_Monsignor Agostino Vallini, prefect of the Vatican’s Supreme Tribunal for the Apostolic Signatura.
_Monsignor Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela.
_Monsignor Gaudencio B. Rosales, archbishop of Manila, Philippines.
_Monsignor Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux, France.
_Monsignor Antonio Canizares Llovera, archbishop of Toledo, Spain.
_Monsignor Nicolas Cheong-Jin-Suk, archbishop of Seoul, Korea.
_Monsignor Sean Patrick O’Malley, archbishop of Boston.
_Monsignor Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
_Monsignor Carlo Caffarra, archbishop of Bologna, Italy.
_Monsignor Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong.
The three cardinals who are over 80 are:
_Monsignor Andrea Cordero Lanza Di Montezemolo, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, in Rome.
_Monsignor Peter Poreku Dery, archbishop emeritus of Tamale, Ghana.
_Rev. Albert Vanhoye, the former Jesuit rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.