ROME: Africa gets three new Cardinals

VATICAN, FEBRUARY 19, 2015(CISA) – Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel of Ethiopia, Bishop Arlindo Gomes Furtado of Cape Verde and Bishop emeritus Julio Duarte Langa of Mozambique were among the 20 new cardinals installed on February 14.

Cardinal Berhaneyesus is the current Chairman of the association of African Bishops called AMECEA. The association brings together more than 250 African Bishops in the Eastern and Central regions of Africa under the banner of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

The new Cape Verdean Cardinal, Arlindo Furtado has spent most of his pastoral life as a parish priest, teacher and professor of various disciplines before he became Bishop.

Trained in Portugal and Rome, he taught Scripture and related studies.

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