Three Roman Catholic Cardinals

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Three Roman Catholic Cardinals@ — a Frenchman, an Italian, and a Spanish-English@ — from the  Vatican convene in an Italian estate garden with an Irish-born missionary bishop from America in the  mid-1800s. The missionary requests that a bishop be appointed to the United States' newly annexed  territory on New Mexico. Garcia Maria de Allande, the Cardinal of Spanish-English parentage, although still a young man, has  retired to his country estate following the death of Pope Gregory XVI to avoid the reforms of his  successor. Allande whiles away his time playing tennis against competitors who come from as far as  Spain and France. By contrast, the missionary Father Ferrand is weathered and haggard in  appearance. Ferrand explains to the three Cardinals that the recent annexation of the New Mexico territory equals  a country larger than Central and Western Europe combined. He predicts that the Bishop overseeing 
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