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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.

Pope calls on the international community to stop the armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq

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The pope also noted that in one year from now World Youth Day will be celebrated in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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"I look with hope toward this event and wish to encourage and thank the organizers, especially to the diocese of Rio de Janeiro, which is committed to diligently prepare and host young people from around the world who will take part in this important ecclesial event.”

The Sunday Angelus is one of the pope's few public appearances during the month of July, while he vacations at his summer residence. Beginning this Wednesday, he will return to delivering the general audiences.


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