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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 on migrants: “States have right to defend borders but should respect human rights”

2010-10-26

Arch. Antonio Maria Veglió
President, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People 
We are all children of God, every one of us has inalienable rights and every one of us as a human being must be respected. This is the foundation of how we should be inspired, and this is how the Church should inspire nations.”

The Pope devotes part of his message to the refugees and forced migrants.  He cautioned that if authorities of the host country are concerned about security and social cohesion, then they should respect immigrants rights and only then will a stable and harmonious coexistence be achieved.

According to the Pope authorities should also help displaced persons to find a place where they can live in peace.  They deserve this help because they often have to flee their own countries for political or religious reasons.  

In his message addressed to governments, citizens and immigrants alike, he calls for everyone to help in achieving integration of immigrants in an increasingly globalized world.

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