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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 Philippe Barbarin: From Marocco and Madagascar, to Lyon France


Archbishop of Lyon (France)
16th of February, 2005
"Unity is a challenge for the Third Millennium. Above all the unity of Christians and inter-religious dialogue. The second issue to take into account is the distribution of resources in the world. We don't want to emphasize the differences in the world, but we need to show that the Gospel is a  source of hope in all the world.”

He was named Archbishop by John Paul II in 1998 and made Cardinal in October 2003. He is a man of  great discretion. He says he's encouraged by the dialogue with Muslims and the Jewish community