POPE BENEDICT ANNOUNCED he will hold a Consistory on Saturday, Nov 20 to create 24 new cardinals

Here is the list in the order that he read out on Oct 20:

1. Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Italy

2. Antonio Naguib, patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Egypt

3. Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Guinea (Africa)

4. Francesco Monterisi, archpriest of St Paul’s Outside the Walls, Italy

5. Fortunato Baldelli, major penitentiary of the Roman Church, Italy

6. Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, USA

7. Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Switzerland

8. Paolo Sardi, pro-Patron of the Order of Malta, Italy

9. Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Italy

10. Velasio DePaolis CS, prefect for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See (& papal delegate to the Legionaries of Christ), Italy

11. Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Italy

12. Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, archbishop-emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia

13. Raul Eduardo Vela Chiliboga, archbishop-emeritus of Quito, Ecuador

14. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa, Zaire

15. Paolo Romeo, archbishop of Palermo, Italy

16. Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, USA

17. Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil

18. Kazmierz Nycz, archbishop of Warsaw, Poland

19. Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka

20. Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany

Those over age 80:

21. Archbishop Jose Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Military Ordinary-emeritus of Spain, Spain

22. Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president-emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Italy

23. Msgr Walter Brandmuller, president-emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Historical Sciences, Germany

24. Msgr Domenico Bartolucci, director-emeritus of the Sistine Choir, Italy

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