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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.

Benedict XVI names five new saints

2009-10-12

Benedict XVI
“Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, Francisco Coll y Guitart, Jozef Damiaan de Veuster, Rafael Arnáiz Barón and Marie de la Croix (Jeanne) Jugan. It’s in them that we see Peter’s words realized: We have left everything to follow you.”

Two of the new saints were Spanish. The other three came from Poland, France and Belgium.

The pope praised all five saints for their selfless commitment in helping others.

Benedict XVI
“Their perfection, in the logic of a faith that is at times humanly incomprehensible, consists in no longer placing themselves at the center, but choosing to go against the tide and live according to the Gospel.”

Pilgrims from all over the world travelled to St. Peter’s for the canonization. The prime minister of France, the president of Poland and the King and Queen of Belgium also attended.

The ceremony was moved inside the basilica due to rain, but the pope came out afterward to greet the pilgrims that were there.
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