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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.

Organizing committee for WYD Rio 2013 greets Pope after Rome meeting

2013-01-23

The group, composed of civil and ecclesiastical leaders from Brazil, briefly greeted Benedict XVI after Wednesday's general audience. Rio's Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta introduced the members of the committee, made up of 35 people, among them the Brazilian ambassador to the Holy See. 


World Youth Day is expected to draw more than two million people to Rio de Janeiro, one of the major cities in the world's largest Catholic country. 


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