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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 appoints Charles Scicluna, as Auxiliary Bishop of Malta

2012-10-08

Scicluna is 53 years old and is from Malta. For more than 15 years he has worked in the Vatican. In the last ten years, one of his main responsibilities has been to investigate sexual abuse cases committed by priests.

Scicluna was ordained a priest in 1986. Here in Rome, he also taught Canon Law at the Gregorian University in Rome.

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