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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.

Sistine Chapel gets ready, historic chimney brought in for Conclave

2013-03-06

A seamstress is also part of the team. Her role is to prepare the tablecloths that will cover the desks and tables.

The two stoves have also arrived. One will be used to burn the ballots and notes. The other will be used to emit the white or black smoke, to indicate if a Pope has been elected. Inscripted in one of the stoves are the conclave dates, in which this one stove has been used.