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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 invites 250 homeless to Vatican for lunch


Benedict XVI was greetedwith Christmas carols and a necklace of yellow and white flowers. Hestopped by every table to greet his guests.

Bon appetiteveryone"

The Pope shared his tablewith a diverse crowd of homeless that included a Muslim and a Chineseman. He told them that he prays for them every day.

He also explained thatJesus wanted to be born poor, and he reminded that charity is theforce that changes the world because God is love.