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Pope Francis greets cardinals in 2014 (CNS)

What do we know about the new cardinals?

Pope Francis waves to faithful at the end of a jubilee Mass in St Peter's Square on  Sunday (AP)

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

Thirteen cardinals – including three Americans – are eligible to vote in a conclave

A French peacekeeping soldier patrols the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic (Photo: CNS)

Church leaders say visit will go ahead despite warning from French government officials

The Sistine Chapel Choir sings in Westminster Cathedral in 2012
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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Yazidi leaders, including the group's supreme spiritual leader, meet Pope Francis at the Vatican (AP)

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A French soldier patrols near a burning house at a village in Bossangoa, Central African Republic (CNS)

Priests and nuns have remained in the country during the current conflict, despite offers of evacuation.

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui  (CNS photo/Sam Phelps, Reuters)

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Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga addressing worshipers at the St Jean des Cascades church in Bangui, Central African Republic

Archbishop Nzapalainga in London to urge politicians to lobby for UN intervention

Civilians find refuge in a church compound in Bossangoa, CAR (AP)

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Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

International community urged to help set up election body and investigate alleged crimes against humanity