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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.

Beatification Process

2009-04-06

For past saints, it normally takes five years before the canonization process commences, but it was clear that at least for the masses who attended the papal funeral, John Paul was already a saint. (Santo Subito)

Mons. Slawomir Oder
Postulator for the Beatification Process of John Paul II
I am not surprised because I always said that everyone who visited the pope that was close to him, like me, for thirteen years, I saw him at least once a week, I always had the impression that I was living beside a saint.  So for me, I would say it is not a surprise. 

If you are interested in contributing your own personal encounter with John Paul, you can write to this address and follow the process on the web. 

Postulazione.GiovanniPaoloII@VicariatusUrbis.org