New Swedish cardinal elect affirming Church in peripheries
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday announced a Consistory calling for the creation of five new cardinals, each of them hailing from a different part of the world.
Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Caeli, the Pope said “Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all over the Earth.”
Among the group is the 67 year old Catholic bishop of Stockholm in Sweden, Bishop Anders Arborelius.
It’s the first ever red hat for the tiny Catholic Church in the majority Lutheran nation, which Pope Francis visited last October