(BBC NEWS) Pope Francis has said he will appoint 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals, among them the first African-American clergyman.
The Pope announced the 13 cardinals from eight nations in a surprise address from his window overlooking St Peter's Square in Rome on Sunday.
Wilton Daniel Gregory, the progressive 72-year-old Archbishop of Washington DC, will be one of them.
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The cardinals will be installed in a ceremony at the Vatican on 28 November.