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Cardinals attend a consistory led by Pope Francis as he names 20 new cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
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Francis has also overturned the tradition of choosing bishops who are in charge of prestigious dioceses or Vatican departments as cardinals.
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, apostolic vicar of Pakse, Laos, places his hands on a new bishop during a 2010 ordination Mass. (CNS CNS photo/UCAN handout via EPA)
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Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, who will become the first cardinal from Laos, is an ethnic Khmu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China.
Archbishop Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, pictured in a 2016 photo, is one of five new cardinals Pope Francis will create at a June 28 consistory. (CNS photo/Marta Perez, EPA)
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Although past archbishops from Barcelona have been named cardinals, Archbishop Omella said he was still surprised by the announcement.
Pope Francis greets Swedish Bishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm in 2016 at the Vatican. Cardinal-designate Arborelius is one of five new cardinals the pope will create at a June 28 consistory. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
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Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius of Stockholm is Sweden's only Catholic bishop and the first native Swede to hold the post since the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s.
Heritage Academy senior Maddi Runkles. Photo courtesy of Maddi Runkles
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“Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” wrote David R. Hobbs, the school administrator.
A long exposure at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope in southeastern Arizona in 2014.  Photo courtesy of the Vatican Observatory
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Twelve Catholic priests and brothers live, work and pray at the Vatican Observatory as they explore some of the universe’s biggest scientific questions.