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These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.
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Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Chinese Version Of Vatican Website Launched

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Now the website can be accessed in 8 languages, including Latin introduced last year. The Chinese Vatican website was launched during the Day of St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church.

The Vatican hopes the Chinese website can bring China’s Catholics closer to the Pope’s messages and close the gap between China’s split Catholic Church.

China’s Catholics are divided into an official institution controlled by the government and a persecuted underground Church loyal to the Holy See.

Some fear the new website could be blocked by the Chinese government like they have done with other religious websites in the past. China is, however, the country with the most internet users worldwide.