For John, BLUF: The Pope is trying to change things. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The Pope has appointed 19 new cardinals, 16 of them young enough to vote in a papal conclave, if and when one is required. Searching around, the Beeb is the source with the list of names. No one from North America. From the article:
Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor.The Consistory will be on 22 February. No, I am not expecting an invite.
Regards — Cliff