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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 urges priests to be consistent with what they preach

2011-02-09

Benedict XVI
“In the tumult of the Reformation, he took part in many civic and theological disputes. He published devotional literature as well as catechisms popular for their Biblically-inspired responses.”

St. Peter Canisius lived during the sixteenth century, a period full of religious conflicts that helped solidify the deep spiritual roots of Christianity.

Benedict XVI
“Even in his later years in Fribourg, Switzerland, he remained extremely active, dedicating himself to writing and preaching.”

Among those in attendance, was a group of 60 bishops who participated in a conference sponsored by the Focolare movement.

Benedict XVI
“I am pleased that you are having this opportunity to exchange ecclesial experiences from various parts of the world, and I trust that these days of prayer and reflection may help to bring abundant fruits for your communities.”

The Pope noted that a large group of French youth was in the crowd and invited them to World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.


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