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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.

President of Costa Rica gives lecture at the Vatican

2012-05-30

Laura Chinchilla

President of Costa Rica
"He specifically talked about an admiration he feels for Costa Rica. For how the people of our country developed a nation based on Christian values, like peace, solidarity and justice.”

The president was a guest speaker at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. There, she talked about Costa Rica, and how it developed a peaceful democracy and steady growth

Among those in attendance was the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares. Also there was the Vatican's governor, Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello. Ambassadors from several Latin American countries were also at the presentation. 


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