Archbishop Wilton Gregory, 72, previously served as archbishop of Atlanta from 2005 through part of 2019, after which he was named to the post in Washington, D.C., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The four non-electors, who will not be allowed to enter a conclave because they are over the age of 80, are being elevated to the high rank due to their long service to the Church.
Pope Francis has now appointed about 57 per cent of cardinal electors, whose number rises to about 128 with the naming of the new cardinals.
The pope said the new crop of cardinals have all shown dedication to "the missionary vocation of the Church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth".
Gregory is most famous for helping guide the church through its sexual abuse crisis in the early 2000s.
His tenure oversaw the introduction of the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People", which set out a guideline for addressing allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
Black Lives Matter protesters had gathered in downtown DC to protest police brutality and had to be dispersed by law enforcement officers, reportedly with tear gas, in order for Trump and the First Lady to safely visit the church.
The move was also praised by the head of the nation's largest Catholic community, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a position once held by Gregory.
Gregory began his church career as a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1973.
Advincula, who has been serving as the archbishop of Capiz since 2012, will be the ninth Filipino cardinal.
New cardinals under the age of 80 will join fellow cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff in a secret conclave.
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