Religion: Ten New Red Hats

Pope John XXIII last week appointed ten new cardinals to bring the Sacred College of Cardinals to an alltime high of 87 (plus three whose names are held secretly in pectore, "in the heart" of the Pope). In little more than a year, nine cardinals have died. Among the new cardinals are three Italians, giving them a total of 30 in the college. The others are from Syria, Peru, Chile, Portugal, Belgium, Spain and Ireland. No new American cardinals were added to the present five.

At least two of the new cardinals will be able to help Pope John prepare for the...

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