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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.

Cardinal Francisco Robles: New head of Mexico's Episcopal Conference


The 63 year old became a cardinal in 2007 and he is also the Archbishop of Guadalajara. He  grew up in a large family, as he is the third of 16 siblings. 

He replaces Msgr. Carlos Aguiar, who currently serves as the president of the Latin American Episcopal Conference. Both Aguiar and Robles, recently visited Rome to take part in the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.