Pope Francis appoints Filipino archibishop as new cardinal

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 24, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Filipino archibishop was among 19 new cardinals appointed at the Vatican on Saturday by Pope Francis.

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo became one of the 19 new cardinals installed by the pope.

It’s the first such appointment since he was elected pontiff last march.

No Americans were named among the new cardinals.

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