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From ‘Untouchable’ to Cardinal: Archbishop Anthony Poola Embodies Pope’s ‘Call to Reach Out to the Peripheries’

NOAH SEELAMArchbishop Anthony Poola of Hyderabad smiles at a welcome ceremony by the clergy and faithful at the bishop’s house in Hyderabad on May 30, following his appointment as a cardinal by Pope Francis. The consistory will be held later this summer.

The Dalit-born archbishop of Hyderabad will be elevated to the College of Cardinals at a consistory in August.