Pope Francis recently named 19 new cardinals—half of which hail from non-European countries—to serve the Roman Catholic Church. For centuries, the College of Cardinals has been dominated by representatives from the global North. But there’s a new sheriff in town, explains Rose Marie Berger, and “Pope Francis wants deputies, not darlings.”
View the slideshow below to learn more about these new deputies who were sworn in on Feb. 22, 2014. Do they have the potential to transform the future of Catholicism? As Berger advises in “A Shift in Priorities?” (Sojourners, March 2014), “Pay attention to the news ticker.”
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