There are now 22 new cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Benedict the 16th appointed the new cardinals in a special ceremony today at St. Peter's Basilica. Among them are two Americans, New York Archbishop and St. Louis native Timothy Dolan (pictured) and Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore.
The Pope's choices for the College of Cardinals are likely to influence who will be appointed the next pontiff after Benedict dies since many out of the total of 213 are under the age of 80. After age 80, a cardinal can no longer participate in electing a new Pope.