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Pope Appoints 31 New Cardinals

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Pope Appoints 31 New Cardinals

Pope Appoints 31 New Cardinals

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Pope John Paul II appoints 31 cardinals, months earlier than expected. The move strengthens the ailing pope's influence on the group that will eventually have to choose his successor. Hear John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.