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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.

Rio de Janeiro to host the next World Youth Day

2011-08-21

The country has the most Catholics when compared to other nations. It has a population of roughly 191 million people and its capital is Brasilia.

Rio de Janeiro is the second most populated city in Brazil, with about 11 million people. It also  holds the title for the most visited city in the southern hemisphere.  

Rio is a main economic source for Brazil. It houses one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

It will also host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. But before all this, it will welcome the pope in 2013.

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