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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 welcomes three new ambassadors from Australia, Colombia and Nigeria

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Colombia's new ambassador is German Cardona Gutiérrez. The 56 year old is a civil engineer who previously worked as Colombia's Minister of Transport. 

Representing Nigeria is Francis Chukwuemeka Okeke. He is a medical doctor who previously served as the director of the Peenok Medical Centre in Nigeria.

The Pope also had a brief farewell meeting with American ambassador Miguel Diaz, who will conclude his term in the month of November.