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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 expresses solidarity with those effected by the earthquake and rain storms in Asia

2012-08-13

So far, millions have been effected by the weekend of natural disasters. In Iran, 300 people were killed by the earthquake. While 100 died in China and 20 in the Philippines from the heavy rainfall. The Pope then asked for prayers for the victims.

Benedict XVI
“I invite you to join me in prayer for those who have lost their lives and for all the people tried by such devastating calamities. May our solidarity and our support not be lacking.”

Benedict XVI also reflected on a Gospel reading, presenting Jesus as the source of eternal life.

Benedict XVI
“Jesus says He is the true bread from heaven, that it makes one live forever, not only for a moment or part of the way. He is the food that gives eternal life.”

Before saying good-bye to the visitors, the pope asked the Virgin Mary to guide humanity.


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