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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

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

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.

Luigi Padovese, President of Turkish bishops murdered

2010-06-03

The bishop presided over the episcopal conference in Turkey. He had planned on a trip  to Cyprus to accompany the pope during his visit to the island.

It has been four years, in February 2006, since another priest was murdered in Turkey. The murderer confessed that it was in retaliation for the publication of cartoons against Muhammad in a Danish newspaper.

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