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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.

Vatican names Cardinal Attilio Nicora to head new financial watchdog agency

2011-01-20

Members of the directing council for the Financial Information Authority, or the FIA, will consist of four members: Claudio Bianchi, professor of accounting at the University of La Sapienza in Rome, Marcello Condemi, who teaches economic law at the University Marconi of Rome, Giuseppe Dalla Torre, rector of the LUMSA University in Rome, and Cesare Testa, president of the institute responsible for aid from the clergy of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

On December 30, the Vatican announced new rules meant to “prevent and combat illegal activities in the financial and monetary fields.” With these new laws coming into force on April 1, it will bring the Vatican up to European standards on anti-fraud laws.


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