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Pope's New Cardinals Reflect Wide Diversity

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Pope's New Cardinals Reflect Wide Diversity

Pope's New Cardinals Reflect Wide Diversity

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Pope John Paul II adds 31 names to the list of his possible successors, installing a diverse collection of cardinals in a consistory some say may be his last. In a ritual-filled ceremony, the 83-year-old pontiff gave the new "princes of the church" their red hats and declared them members of the elite clergy who will elect the next pope. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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