© Koaci.com-Wednesday, June 28, 2017-Monsignor Jean Zerbo, archbishop of Bamako, became the first cardinal in the history of Mali, Wednesday, June 28.

As expected, Pope Francis on Wednesday elevated Malian Archbishop Jean Zerbo to the rank of cardinal, the first in Mali’s history.

Monsignor Jean ZERBO Search Jean ZERBO was elevated alongside a Swede, a Spaniard, a Laotian and a Salvadoran by Pope Francis during a ceremony held on June 28 at the Vatican.

This appointment puts an end to rumors that Malian Archbishop Jean Zerbo will not be in Rome for health reasons.