List of new cardinals named by Pope Benedict

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VATICAN CITY, Oct 17 (Reuters) Pope Benedict today named 23 new Roman Catholic cardinals, including 18 who would be able to enter a secret conclave to elect his successor.

The list includes Archbishop Oswald Gracias of Mumbai.

The cardinals will be installed in a ceremony known as a consistory on November 24.

New ''cardinal electors'' are under 80 years old and would be able to enter a conclave to elect a new Roman Catholic leader in the event of Benedict's death.

Here is a list of the names: 1. Archbishop Leonardo Sandri (Argentine), Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Oriental Churches.

2. Archbishop John Patrick Foley (American), former Vatican official, ''Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem''.

3. Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo (Italian), Governor of Vatican City.

4. Archbishop Paul Joseph Cordes (German), President of Cor Unum, the Vatican's charity arm.

5. Archbishop Angelo Comastri (Italian), Archpriest of St Peter's Basilica.

6. Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko (Polish), President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Laity.

7. Archbishop Raffaele Farina, (Italian), the Vatican's chief archivist and librarian.

8. Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco Vicente (Spanish), Archbishop of Valencia, Spain.

9. Archbishop Sean Baptist Brady, of Armagh, Ireland.

10. Archbishop Lluis Martinez Sistach (Spanish) of Barcelona.

11. Archbishop Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris.

12. Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco (Italian) of Genova, Italy.

13. Archbishop Theodore-Adrien Sarr (Senegalese) of Dakar.

14. Archbishop Oswald Gracias (Indian) of Mumbai, India.

15. Archbishop Francisco Robles Ortega (Mexican) of Monterrey, Mexico.

16. Archbishop Daniel N. DiNardo (American) of Galveston-Houston.

17. Archbishop Odilio Pedro Scherer (Brazilian) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

18. Archbishop John Njue (Kenyan) of Nairobi.

''NON-ELECTORS'' OVER 80-YEARS-OLD: 1. Emmanuel III Delly (Iraqi), Patriach of Babylon of Chaldeans.

2. Archbishop Giovanni Coppa (Italian), Vatican diplomat.

3. Archbishop Estanislao Esteban Karlic (Argentine), retired archbishop of Parana, Argentina.

4. Father Urbano Navarrete (Italian), former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

5. Father Umberto Betti (Italian), former rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.

Reuters RP BD1741

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