Pope appoints Tonga’s first Catholic cardinal

    Bishop Sōane Patita Mafi of the diocese of Tonga and Niuē has been appointed a cardinal by Pope Francis. This is the first time the title has been bestowed on a priest from the kingdom. At 53, Bishop Mafi is the youngest of the Catholic Church’s 15 new cardinals. Among the other appointments is 95-year-old…


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