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African cardinal reports his country’s language has no word for his new office

November 28, 2016

Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui in the Central African Republic—the first cardinal ever from that nation—reports that the country’s main language, Sango, does not even have a word for “cardinal.”

Cardinal Nzapalainga, who at the age of 49 is the youngest living member of the College of Cardinals, received his red hat from Pope Francis last week.


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