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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

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.

Obama accepts invitation by Cardinal Dolan to speak at Catholic charity dinner

2012-08-02

The dinner is a yearly event and usually invites incumbent presidents as well as the nominee of the other party. In 2008, it was attended by both Barack Obama and John McCain with Cardinal Edward Egan sitting between them. However, for this year it's still not clear if Mitt Romney will be attending. 

The invitation to President Obama was a surprising move after Cardinal Dolan has been one of the leading voices against the White House health care mandate that requires Catholic colleges and hospitals to cover birth control.