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Pontiff names 15 cardinal-electors and five cardinals over the age of 80

Francis will also gather the world’s cardinals in February to hear about progress in curial reform

Summary of figures released by Vatican press office earlier today

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’

The faithful of Burkina Faso will be celebrating

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After his work is done, Pope Francis is likely to follow Pope Benedict into retirement

The Pope spoke to the cardinals in the Clementine Hall this morning

One of Pope Francis’s first official acts was to meet all the cardinals at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall

Live coverage of the new pope’s first appearance