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Archbishop of Rio Appointed as Cardinal

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Shortly after his Angelus prayer at the Vatican on Sunday, January 12th, Pope Francis unveiled his choice of nineteen new cardinals. Rio's archbishop, Dom Orani João Tempesta was included among the select group.

"I really knew nothing, the Pope hadn't warned me in advance," the surprised Tempesta told reporters. "It was a great feeling and it is a great responsibility."

When the announcement was made of Tempesta's inclusion among the new cardinals, the Pope reportedly received a standing ovation by those that had gathered in St . . .

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