Pope Benedict XVI and one of the appointed cardinals
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Pope Benedict XVI creates new 'global' cardinals

24 November 2012 Last updated at 12:36 GMT

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed six priests from non-European countries to be cardinals, at a service in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

The cardinals, the closest aides of the Pope, come from the Philippines, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Colombia and the US.

David Willey reports from Rome.