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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.

Meet Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, soon to be the youngest Cardinal of the Church


Major Archbishop of the Syro Malankara Church

"I am very happy and we will continue to support the Holy Father in his work.”

The Syro Malankara Church is an Eastern Church, which is in full communion with the Catholic Church.

Major Archbishop of the Syro Malankara Church

"Of course it's an honor given to the Church in India, specially to Syro Malankara Catholics.”

The Church has roughly 450,000 members, mainly from the Indian state of Kerala, in Southern India.