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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.

Vatileaks: Pope's former butler had more than a thousand sensitive documents


According to the Vatican's police department, the  documents were mixed with newspaper clippings and printed articles, so they would go unnoticed.
Some of those documents dealt with the private life of the Pope. Others were from the Secretariat of State and yet another group had a German stamp on them with the word: 'destroy.'

Vatican spokesman

"The documents were addressed to the Holy Father and to Vatican departments. It deals with correspondence between the Pope and Church authorities.”

Despite allegations of mistreatment, the police officer who took the stand said the department was ordered to treat Paolo Gabriele in the best way possible. He added that when the butler was released from prison, he thanked them for the way he and his family were treated.

The trial is scheduled to end on Saturday October 6th. That's also the day when the Pope's former will hear his sentence.