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Pope Francis Names 3 New African Cardinals: But Should Africans Care

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While Pope Francis' recent appointment of three African cardinals is indeed a positive step towards inclusivity, it also highlights the long-standing issue of the slow and inadequate representation of Africa within the College of Cardinals. Despite Africa being home to the fastest-growing Catholic population, with vibrant and dynamic Catholic communities, the lack of African cardinals has been a cause for concern among many Africans.