Pope Francis speaks to Monsignor William Seng Chye Goh, left, after he elevated him to Cardinal during a consistory to create 20 new cardinals, on Saturday. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis speaks to Monsignor William Seng Chye Goh, left, after he elevated him to Cardinal during a consistory to create 20 new cardinals, on Saturday. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
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Pope Francis creates 20 new cardinals who may choose successor, including Singapore’s William Goh

  • After this weekend, Francis will have chosen 83 of 132 cardinals qualified to elect a new pope – the precise amount needed for any proposed name to pass
  • Rumours are swirling that the pontiff might be preparing the way for his departure. At 85, Pope Francis is showing his age

Pope Francis speaks to Monsignor William Seng Chye Goh, left, after he elevated him to Cardinal during a consistory to create 20 new cardinals, on Saturday. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Pope Francis speaks to Monsignor William Seng Chye Goh, left, after he elevated him to Cardinal during a consistory to create 20 new cardinals, on Saturday. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
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