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Jean-Robert NGANDJUI

I did appreciate your efforts to inform the faithful on all the matters surrounding the vacancy of the Holy See and the election of a new pope. Concerning the number of cardinals electors from Africa, I was surprised to see that while the rest of world count eleven african cardinal electors you only count nine. Why don't you count Polycarp Pengo from Tanzania and Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra?
I will be happy and honored if I receive your answer.

Ambe Johnson

You're quite right. PANA's count was off the mark by two. There are indeed 11 Cardinals from Africa who will participate in the vote. Find below their names, age, and year they became cardinals:

Bernard Agre, 79, Ivory Coast (2001), Archbishop of Abidjan;

Francis Arinze, 72, Nigeria (1985), Prefect Emeritus of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Roman Curia;

Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, 74, Democratic Republic of Congo (1991), Archbishop of Kinshasa;

Wilfrid Fox Napier, 64, South Africa (2001), Archbishop of Durban;

Anthony Olubunmni Okogie, 68, Nigeria (2003), Archbishop of Lagos;

Polycarp Pengo, 60, Tanzania (1998), Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam;

Armand Gaetan Razafindratandra, 79, Madagascar (1994), Archbishop of Antananarivo;

Christian Wiyghan Tumi, 74, Cameroon (1988), Archbishop of Douala;

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, 56, Ghana (2003), Archbishop of Cape Coast;

Emmanuel Wamala, 78, Uganda (1994), Archbishop of Kampala;

Gabriel Zubeir Wako, 64, Sudan (2003), Archbishop of Khartoum.

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