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Editorial | It's about all of us

At first glance, Americans might have been a bit bummed when they heard that none of the Catholic Church's newly named cardinals are from the United States.

But Pope Francis' naming of 15 cardinals from 14 nations shows the universal nature of the Church and the important and growing role of the Church in poorer countries of the Southern Hemisphere. Three of the new cardinal electors are from Asia, three from Latin America, two from Africa and two from Oceania.

It's easy to be impressed by the new cardinal-designates.

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