Thirty-seven newly appointed cardinals


Pope John Paul appointed 37 new cardinals today. The following is a list of their names, nationalities and current positions:

1. Archbishop Giovanni Battista Re, 67, Italian, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops.

2. Archbishop Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, 72, Vietnamese, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

3. Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, 74, Italian, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See

4. Archbishop Sergio Sebastiani, 69, Italian, president of the Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See

5. Archbishop Zenon Grocholewski, 61, Polish, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

6. Archbishop Jose Saraiva Martins, 69, Portuguese, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

7. Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe, 57, Secretary-general of the Committee for the 2000 Jubilee Year

8. Archbishop Jorge Maria Mejia, 77, Argentine, Chief Archivist of the Holy Roman Church

9. His Beatitude Ignace Moussa I Daoud, 70, Syrian, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches

10. Archbishop Mario Francesco Pompedda, 71, Italian, Prefect of the Supreme Apostolic Tribunal

11. Bishop Walter Kasper, 67, German, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

12. Archbishop Antonio Jose Gonzalez Zumarraga, 75, Ecuadoran, Archbishop of Quito

13. Archbishop Ivan Dias, Indian, 64, Archbishop of Bombay

14. Archbishop Geraldo Majella Agnelo, 67, Brazilian, Archbishop of Sao Salvador da Bahia[ QL] 15. Archbishop Pedro Rubiano Saenz, 68, Colombian, Archbishop of Bogota

16. Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick, 70, American, Archbishop of Washington D.C.

17. Archbishop Desmond Connell, 74, Irish, Archbishop of Dublin

18. Archbishop Audrys Juozas Backis, 63, Lithuanian, Archbishop of Vilnius

19. Archbishop Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, 67, Chilean, Archbishop of Santiago

20. Archbishop Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, 58, Honduran, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa

21. Archbishop Bernard Agre, 74, Ivorian, Archbishop of Abidjan

22. Archbishop Louis-Marie Bille, 62, French, Archbishop of Lyon

23. Archbishop Ignacio Antonio Velasco Garcia, 72, Venezuelan, Archbishop of Caracas

24. Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, 57, Peruvian, Archbishop of Lima

25. Archbishop Francisco Alvarez Martinez, 75, Spanish, Archbishop of Toledo

26. Archbishop Claudio Hummes, Brazilian, 66, Archbishop of Sao Paulo

27. Archbishop Varkey Vithayathil, Indian, 73, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church in India

28. Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 64, Argentine, Archbishop of Buenos Aires

29. Archbishop Jose da Cruz Policarpo, 64, Portuguese, Patriarch of Lisbon

30. Archbishop Severino Poletto, 67, Italian, Archbishop of Turin

31. Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, 68, British, Archbishop of Westminster, London

32. Archbishop Edward Michael Egan, 68, American, Archbishop of New York

33. His Beatitude Stephanos II Ghattas, 81, Egyptian, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts

34. Archbishop Jean Honore, 80, French, Archbishop Emeritus of Tours

35. Father Roberto Tucci, 79, Italian, Head of Vatican Radio and main organiser of Pope's foreign trips

36. Monsignor Leo Scheffczyk, 80, German theologian

37. Father Avery Dulles, 82, American, Jesuit theologian.