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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."
Vatican

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.

Disagreements continue between Lefebvrists and Rome

2012-05-17

This latest shift in opinion, follows the publication of a letter from these three bishops to their superior Bernard Fellay. In it, they note that the Pope's thinking is subjective. They also add that by joining the Vatican, they would be at the hands of "modernists and liberals.”


The Vatican's spokesman, father Federico Lombardi confirms that a reconciliation between Rome and the Fraternity of St. Pius X is not a given. So, even though it all seemed quite close, at the moment the negotiations are still in the works. 

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