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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.

Way paved for the beatification of John Paul II

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The only thing that’s left is the pope’s signature that will confirm John Paul II lived a Christian virtuous life.

The next step in the beatification process is for a miracle with his intercession to be approved. The case of a French nun who was cured of Parkinson’s  has been studied and approved informally.

Though the Vatican will likely keep things under wraps for now until there is an official statement, it’s likely that the beatification take place in May or October of next year.

The event is sure to bring millions of pilgrims together in Rome.

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