ST. LOUIS — A former archbishop in St. Louis is a new cardinal.
Raymond Burke was among 24 new cardinals announced Wednesday by Pope Benedict XVI, who is putting his mark on the body that will elect his successor.
Burke, 62, spent more than four years as St. Louis' archbishop before leaving in August 2008 to oversee the Vatican's supreme court, becoming the first American to hold that title.
Burke is a church law expert. The supreme court is traditionally headed by a cardinal.