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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 O'Malley will not abandon Capuchin cassock


Archbishop of Boston
"I've worn this uniform for over 40 years, and I presume that I will wear it until I will die, because I don't expect to be elected Pope, so I don't expect to have a change in wardrobe.”

The archbishop of Boston, along with Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, answered questions about the pre-conclave deliberations taking place inside the Vatican.

Both added that they would like to get as much information about the inner workings of the Vatican, including the scandal-ridden Curia, to make the best decision for Pope.