Dew is the first New Zealander to become a cardinal since 2005, and has said he feels honoured and humbled by the appointment.
Cardinal Dew joins an elite group who decide amongst themselves who will be the next Pope after Pope Francis.
Tonga’s Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi has also been made a cardinal. This is part of the Pope’s efforts to to appoint priests from some of the world’s poorer countries.
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