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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.

Vatican launches new website for Catholics in Latin America


The Pontifical Commission for Latin America is presided over by Cardinal Marc Ouellet and his secretary is Guzman Carriquiry. One of his main responsibilities is to advise and assist the Catholic Church in Latin American countries.

The website includes messages from the Pope, news about how the Vatican is getting ready for  the Year of Faith and also audio messages from the commission's president, Cardinal Ouellet. There's also a  photo gallery that includes pictures from the Pope's recent visit to Mexico and Cuba.

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