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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.

Sviatoslav Schevchuk is the new primate of the Ukranian Greek Catholic Church


This appointment is a crucial step in the enthronement process of the principal representative of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Schevchuk was elected by the 45 members of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church of Ukraine, which is the largest eastern catholic church with about four million followers.

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is widespread in Ukraine, North and South America and Australia.