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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.

Pope arrives in Milan for World Meeting of Families


He was welcomed by two children with a bouquet of flowers. Also awaiting his arrival was the Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, and Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

From the popemobile, Benedict XVI greeted families and volunteers that were waiting at the airport and then moved to the city's main plaza of the Duomo for his first meeting with the public.