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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 takes to Twitter after general audience to reach his two million followers

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In the most recent message to the Twitterverse, he wrote “Everyone’s life of faith has times of light, but also times of darkness. If you want to walk in the light, let the word of God be your guide.” 


Twelve minutes later the Pope followed up with a second message talking about Mary and her joy in God.In the coming weeks, the Pope will also start tweeting in Chinese and Latin, in addition to the eight languages he already uses.