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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.

34 years have passed since the election of John Paul I, one of the shortest papacies in history

2012-08-26

At one point he served as the Patriarch of Venice. Then in 1973, Paul VI made him a Cardinal. Once he was elected Pope, he served for only 33 days, before passing away.

John Paul I chose that name as a way to honor his two predecessors: John XXIII and Paul VI. He was actually the first pope with two names.

The theme of his papacy was 'Humility'. It's a virtue he characterized from the time of his coronation ceremony, when he rejected the traditional papal tiara.

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