VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis welcomed 17 new cardinals from five continents on Saturday, including Omaha native Cardinal Blasé Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The ceremony took place around 4 a.m. Omaha time. Cupich grew up in south Omaha and spent time at several area parishes. He was among three Americans elevated to cardinal.
Cardinal Cupich attended St. Johns' Seminary which preceded Mount Michael Benedictine School. He attend 2 years of Seminary College here which were offered at that time besides the high school seminary program