Pope Francis Again Shakes Things Up With Cardinal Picks
Pope Francis has named a new slate of cardinals, most of whom will likely choose his successor.By Madison Burke | January 4, 2015
Pope Francis has named 20 new cardinals, 15 of whom could elect his successor.
The new voting cardinals come from 14 different countries. Five come from from Europe, three from Asia, three from Latin America and two from Africa and the Pacific each.
Francis said in a press release these appointments show the "inseparable bond between the Church of Rome and the particular Churches present in the world."