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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.

The Prime Minister of Japan gives a video camera to the pope

2009-07-08

Taro Aso, who is Catholic, surely appreciated the pen that the pope gave him.

During his visit to the Vatican, he exchanged views with the pope about the economic crisis and aid to Africa.

Although only 1% of Japanese people are Catholics, the Vatican and the Land of the Rising Sun keep stable diplomatic relations since 1952, which had been interrupted during World War II.