Pope Francis to nominate 14 new cardinals in June

Pope Francis has announced that he will elevate 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen, in a ceremony scheduled for June 29, on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The prelates will come from across the globe, including Iraq, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Peru, Japan, and Madagascar. Those cardinals under the age of 80 can enter closed-door conclaves to elect a new pope. Poland’s Konrad Krajewski, 54, who is known for taking homeless people in Rome on excursions, is reportedly among the nominees.