The Holy Father also made it clear that with the new appointments he wished "to make up the number of 120 cardinal electors, as established by Pope Paul VI."
Among those being created Cardinals, 12 will be Cardinal electors for being under 80 of age, of which are Archbishop William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley O.F.M. Cap., of Boston, are from the United States.
Below the list of the new Cardinals electors. The remaining are mostly european, such as Archbishop Franc Rode C.M., prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Archbishop Agostino Vallini, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux, France, Archbishop Antonio Canizares Llovera of Toledo, Spain. Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, Poland, Former Secretary of Pope John Paul and Archbishop Carlo Caffarra of Bologna, Italy.
The pope also named three prelates from Asia, Archbishop Gaudencio B. Rosales of Manila, Philippine, Archbishop Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk of Seoul, Korea and finally Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun S.D.B. of Hong Kong, China.
The Pope named only one prelate from Latin America, namely Archbishop Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela
The Pope then announced that he had also decided to elevate to the dignity of cardinal "three prelates over the age of 80, in consideration of the service they have rendered to the Church with exemplary faithfulness and admirable dedication." They are Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, Archbishop Peter Poreku Dery, emeritus of Tamale, Ghana and Fr. Albert Vanhoye S.J., formerly rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.