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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.

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop who covered up sex abuse cases


73-year old Bishop Magee, was the first Irish bishop who turned in his resignation letter, a year ago, after the fallout of the sex abuse scandal.

He was accused of not taking action against sexual abuse cases implicating members of the clergy in Cloyne that dated back to 1987.

Now he’s once again apologizing to the sex abuse victims and has asked for forgiveness for mishandling the crisis.

He has also renewed his pledge to help authorities who are investigating child protection procedures in the diocese.