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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.

Children's book explains real world conflicts in Africa


His book “Roza or the Courage to Choose Life,” takes children page by page through the conflict that has devastated the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the past decade.

The book is being promoted by Caritas Internationalis and the Catholic Church of Canada. Their aim is to teach children about the conflict through the story of a woman named Roza, who lived through the violence and is working to teach the women of her village how to read and grow new crops.

By telling her story, the book explains how war has divided the country and led to the creation of child soldiers. And in the face of millions of people being displaced from their homes, how the locals are working to rebuild their communities and educate the youth.

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