VATICAN CITY (AP) _ Following are the 24 new cardinals from 17 countries installed by John Paul II in a consistory Tuesday:

-Edmund Casimir Szoka, 60, archbishop of Detroit, is a native of Michigan. Szoka attended a pontifical university in Rome, served as bishop of Gaylon, Mich., and became active in Catholic Relief Services.

-James Aloysius Hickey, 67, archbishop of Washington, D.C. He spent his early university days in Rome, studying church law, before returning to serve in his native Michigan. Hickey earlier served as rector of the North American College in Rome and bishop of Cleveland.

-Paul Gregoire, 76, a Canadian from the French-speaking city of Montreal. Gregoire first served as chaplain for Montreal students, then reorganized the diocese and later was promoted to archbishop.

-Ahille Silvestrini, 64, an Italian prelate who spent most of his career in the Curia, the Church's central administration. Silvestrini worked on negotiations for Helsinki agreement in 1975, and also entered negotiations with the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, the Socialist government of Malta, the Polish Communists and the Italian government.

-Laszlo Paskai, 61, primate of Hungary. A former president of the Hungarian Episcopal conference, Paskai has been active behind the scenes trying to arrange a papal trip to the area.

-Vincentas Sladkevicius, 68, is the cardinal for Lithuania, which was an independent republic before World War II.

At least 2 million of Lithuania's 3.5 million people are Roman Catholics. Sladkevicius was blocked by Soviet authorities from performing his religious duties and was held under virtual house arrest from 1963 until 1982, according to the Vatican.

He becomes the second resident cardinal in the Soviet Union.

-John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung, bishop of Hong Kong, was born in China 63 years ago. Cheng-chung served in the United States and in Taiwan before visiting Communist China in 1985 - the first high-level Catholic prelate to do so since 1949.

Also elevated to cardinal on Tuesday were the following prelates:

-Eduardo Martinez Somalo, 61, a Spaniard who entered the Vatican diplomatic service while teaching at the Vatican Ecclesiastical Academy.

-Angelo Felici, 68, an Italian in the Vatican Curia, who was a member of the special peace mission after the six-day war between Israel and the Arabs in 1967.

-Anthony Padiyara, 67, an Indian prelate and a spellbinding orator who has helped to expand Catholicism in India.

-Jose Freire Falcao, 62, archbishop of the capital of Brasilia.

-Michele Giordano, 57, archbishop of Naples, where he has been especially active in fighting corruption and supporting unemployed steelworkers.

-Alexandre Jose Maria dos Santos, 64, the first Cardinal of Marxist-ruled Mozambique, where he has been at the forefront of aid to his impoverished country.

-Giovanni Canestri, 69, the archbishop of the Italian port city of Genoa, worked on the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

-Antonio Maria Javierre Ortas, a 67-year-old Spanish theologian.

-Simon Ignatius Pimenta, the 68-year-old archbishop of Bombay, India.

-Mario Revollo Bravo, 69, archbishop of the Colombian capital of Bogota.

-Edward Bede Clancy, the 64-year-old archbishop of Sydney, Australia.

-Lucas Moreira Neves, 62, archbishop of the Brazilian city of Salvador.

-Christian Wiyghan Tumi, 57, the first cardinal ever appointed to Cameroon.

-Hans Hermann Groer, 68, archbishop of Vienna, who had Czech nationality until 1939.

-Jacques Martin, 79, a French prelate, planned the historic trip by Pope Paul VI to the Holy Land, where he was formally appointed bishop.

Martin served as prefect of the Apostolic Household until 1986, a job which involved supervision of the pope's private secretariat.

- Franz Hengsbach, 77, bishop of the West German city of Essen.

- Jean Margeot, 72, the first cardinal ever appointed from the island of Mauritius.