Pope Francis has named 15 new cardinals to the Catholic Church – and they are not from lands of the usual suspects.
Most of the new leaders come from lesser-represented areas like Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar. The appointments reflect the diversity of the universal church.
Francis continues to surprise and delight watchers of the Catholic Church. Why, late last year he even intimated that dogs go to heaven – something our canine friends prove each day with their unconditional love. Humans? Stay tuned.
(S-R photo: Pope Francis, December 2014)