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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.

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."

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 queen of England invites the pope to the United Kingdom


This will be the first state visit by a pope to the U.K and will take place from September 16-19. During the pope’s visit, he will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman at the Coventry airport. He will also visit the archbishop of Canterbury who’s the leader of the Anglican Church and head to the Palace of Westminster where he’ll meet with some of Great Britain’s civil authorities.

The Catholic Bishops Conferences of the U.K have launched a website, www.thepapalvisit.org.uk where you can find all the details about the preparations of the pope’s upcoming visit.