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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.

Pope reminds priests of the importance of spiritual direction

2010-06-30

Benedict XVI
“His lessons were not abstract, based only on books.  They were born from life experience of the mercy of God and the knowledge of the spirit that he acquired through many hours in the confessional and in spiritual direction.”

The Pope emphasized that this priest dedicated his life to teaching others and set an example of holiness.

Benedict XVI
“His secret was simple: be a man of God and do your best on a daily basis for the glory of God and for the well-being of other souls.”

The pope also directed a special greeting to  archbishops who received palliums Tuesday and to the people who accompanied them.

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-BN