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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 Pope dedicates message to children on the upcoming World Day of Migrants & Refugees

2009-11-27

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be held on January 17th and will focus on the youngest immigrants and refugees. Benedict XVI lamented that when children have no real role models or family support, they suffer from distress and severe disorders.

That’s why, the Pope has called for special attention to both children born in foreign countries as those living in their native countries but who do not meet their parents until years later. The Pope says these children are part of two cultures and they people need to be help them integrate to society.

In fact, Benedict XVI cited the Convention on the Rights of the Child and recalls that the rights of minors should be protected to prevent them being abandoned and exploited.

Benedict XVI thanked the work of many individuals and institutions working for children and called on all Christians to become more aware of the situation of child migrants and refugees.

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