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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.

Cardinals celebrate fifth year of pontificate by having lunch with the pope

2010-04-19

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, thanked the pope for his service.

Cardinal Sodano
“Today we want to thank you for everything you did in those five years, serving the Church and the world.”

Cardinal Sodano also said the pope leads the church ‘with great generosity’ in the face of ‘the challenges that the modern world poses to each disciple of Christ’.

Benedict XVI thanked the cardinals for their support and closeness. The pope’s secretary, Georg Gänswein, also thanked them, giving each cardinal a copy of his new book titled ‘Benedict XVI Urbi et Orbi. With the Pope in Rome and Around the World’.

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