These brief, in-depth profiles will give you a sense of the 16 men who will help to choose the next pope.
The list of cardinal electors to be added to the College on August 27 includes 16 men.
Over the last several months, Aleteia has told each of their fascinating stories.
Have a look below:
You Heung-sik (curia): The future cardinal helping the priests of the whole globe
Vérgez Alzaga (curia): After 50 years of service, now he’ll wear the red hat
Steiner (Brazil): A red hat for the Amazon basin
McElroy (USA): Is McElroy’s red hat a message on migrants?
Cantoni (Italy): Cardinal Cantoni, an Italian in red for a martyred diocese
Baawobr (Ghana): A call to serve: New cardinal of Ghana sees sudden public prominence
Marengo (Mongolia): Meet the youngest cardinal of the Catholic Church
Flores (Paraguay): 1st Paraguayan cardinal: A fascinating history linked to Boston’s archbishop
Okpaleke (Nigeria): The new cardinal who had to fight his flock to become a bishop
Ferrão (India): After 465 years, Goa receives its first cardinal
da Silva (East Timor): The 1st cardinal for this almost entirely Catholic, young nation
Goh Seng Chye (Singapore): Meet Singapore’s 1st cardinal