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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.

Vatican says conclave could start before March 15 if all cardinals are in Rome

2013-02-16

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican Spokesperson

"If by chance all the cardinals are already here, there is no reason to wait anymore. The constitution can be interpreted in a different way. But only in the case that there is no need to wait for anyone else.”

The spokesperson for the Vatican also revealed that after February 28, Benedict XVI will likely stay for about two months at Castel Gandolfo.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican Spokesperson

"As of right now we are looking at two months. So, by about the end of April, or the beginning of May, which is the expected time of completion for the work at his new home.”

On Sunday, Benedict XVI will lead his second to the last Angelus at St. Peter's Square. Preparations are already underway for the 150,000 people expected to attend the event, along with civil leaders from Rome.


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