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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.

Holy Week celebrations in Rome available live on the internet


To tune in, all you’ll need is an internet connection. Pope2you.net will offer live video and audio streaming of the events.

Palm Sunday Mass was the first event to be transmitted via the web. Visitors will be able to see the celebrations from now until Easter Sunday Mass and the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

The ceremonies will be translated into 5 languages, including Italian, Spanish, English, French and German.

The Vatican’s Television Center, Vatican Radio and the Holy See’s Internet Service collaborated to make Holy Week in Rome an international event.