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Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals including one from Pakistan

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part. "I am happy to announce that on June 29 there will be a consistory meeting to appoint 14 new cardinals. Their origins reflect the universality of the church," Pope Francis said in an address in Saint Peter's…

Cricket Australia in no hurry to appoint coach, team leadership

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) will not be hurried into making a decision on their new coach and captain and vice-captain for their one-day side until the team for their tour of England is named, board chairman David Peever said on Friday. CA are looking for a new coach for the men’s team after Darren Lehmann stepped down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, while captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were both suspended for 12 months. Wicketkeeper Tim Paine replaced Smith for the…

‘No move to appoint Atif Bajwa as governor State Bank’

ISLAMABAD: The spokesman of Finance Division here on Thursday strongly rebutted print and electronic media reports regarding appointment of CEO of Bank Alfalah Atif Bajwa as governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Terming the reports as mere speculations, the spokesman said that at present no proposal for appointing Atif Bajwa as governor SBP is under consideration. The process for appointing governor SBP is however underway and a decision to this effect would be taken in due course. Till such time, Riaz Riazuddin shall…