Later this month, Pope Francis will welcome his first appointments to the College of Cardinals. Among the 19 men chosen for elevation are seven from Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. This, say observers, reflects the pope’s belief that the church must pay more attention to the poor.
One comes from Haiti, a country with a long, troubled history with the Catholic Church.
Bishop Chibly Langlois says he was skeptical when he heard he’d been chosen.
“I know it from my friends before I know it from the official people who could tell me this news,” Langlois says.
You can understand his suspicion, reading the news online before getting the official call from the Vatican. The good word came Jan. 12, the fourth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. via : NPR