Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba, South Sudan and Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa are among the new batch of cardinals named by Pope Francis.
The latter is an alumnus of the MIL in London and former bishop of Kroonstad.
Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a consistory for the creation of 21 new cardinals at the end of September, with the recipients including several key allies and two figures of special interest to the United States.
Francis announced the names during his July 9 Sunday Angelus address, saying the consistory will be held Sept. 30 and saying the provenance of the new cardinals “expresses the universality of the church.”
Among those on the list are American Archbishop Robert Prevost, the new prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, a native of Chicago who spent much of his career in Peru, and French Archbishop Christophe Pierre, who since 2016 has served as the Vatican envoy to the United States.