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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.

Facebook en Español? U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says 'si'


This new Facebook page, which is in Spanish was launched to reach out to Hispanic Catholics living in the U.S. In a welcoming video, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, thanks Hispanics for bringing their rich culture and faith to the U.S.

Bishops say, the numbers simply can't be ignored. Hispanics make up roughly 16 percent of the U.S. population and about 40 percent of Catholics in America. Even more, about 50 percent of U.S. Catholics are under 25.

The page will include updated information on the Catholic Church and its works. For now, it has a  TIME magazine profile on Mother Teresa and her charity work in Latin America.