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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 appoints Ricardo Blázquez to investigate the Regnum Christi


Sources close to the Vatican have confirmed this and within the next few hours will publish an official statement.

Last year Blázquez Archbishop was one of four visitators appointed by the Pope to investigate the Legion of Christ.

To help bring order to the Legion of the Christ, Archbishop Velasio De Paolis has named four assistants: Fr Agostino Montan, Fr Mario Marchesi Agostino, Gianfranco Ghirlanda (Jesuit priest and former rector of Gregorian University), and Brian Farrell (Secretary of he Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and Legionary of Christ).

One of the main tasks of Velasio De Paolis, who currently governs the Legionaries of Christ on behalf of the Pope, will be to draft and adopt the new constitutions for the Order.