Since independence, Nigeria has had three cardinals.
Is there a cardinal in Nigeria?
Francis Arinze (born 1 November 1932) is a Nigerian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
|His Eminence Francis Arinze|
|Created cardinal||25 May 1985 by Pope John Paul II|
|Born||1 November 1932 Onitsha, Colony of Nigeria|
How many cardinals do we have?
As of 11 July 2021, there are 221 cardinals, 124 of whom are cardinal electors. The most recent consistory for the creation of cardinals was held on 28 November 2020, when Pope Francis created 13 cardinals, including 9 cardinal electors.
|Consistory||25 May 1985 John Paul II|
Who was the youngest pope in history?
The youngest popes ever
- John XI (931–935, who was 20 at the beginning of his papacy)
- John XII (955–964, became pope at either 18 or 25 years old)
- Gregory V (996–999, who was 24 at the beginning of his papacy)
- Benedict IX (pope from 1032–1044, 1045, 1047–1048, first elected pope at about 20 years of age)