Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinalsBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor. Presiding at a ceremony known as a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis told the new cardinals that their mission was to serve the poor and the Church and not seek privileges. Francis has now chosen 59 of the 125 cardinal electors under 80 years old who would be eligible to enter a conclave after his death or resignation.



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