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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.

Benedict XVI meets with members of the Circle of St. Peter

2012-02-24

The pope highlighted the work that the Circle of St. Peter does in developing countries, and aiding  adoptions, as well as giving food to people in need. He then took the opportunity to remember the importance of charity, especially during Lent.

Benedict XVI

“This liturgical season invites us to reflect on the heart of the Christian life: the charity.”

The Circle of St. Peter was founded in Rome in 1869 by a group of young people, led by Cardinal Iacobini. The Pope entrusted them to exercise charity for the poor, helping to start many activities for the welfare of those in the diocese of Rome.

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