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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.

Pope Francis to meet with Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo next Saturday

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Sunday, March 17 

10AM: Holy Mass, St. Ann Parish in the Vatican 

12PM: Angelus from Pontifical Household 

Monday, March 18 
12:50PM: Audience with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Casa Santa Marta 

Tuesday, March 19 
9:30AM: Inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square. (Access to plaza at 6:30AM). 

After the ceremony, the Pope removes his vestments at the Chapel of the Pieta, and will receive the leader of the official delegations at the Confessional Altar inside the Basilica. He then has lunch at Casa Santa Marta. 

Wednesday, March 20 
11AM: Audience with delegates from other Christian denominations, Clementine Hall 

Friday, March 22 
11AM: Audience with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Regal Hall 

Saturday, March 23 
12PM: Departs by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo 

12:15PM: Lunch with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI 

Sunday, March 24 
9:30AM: Eucharistic Celebration for Palm Sunday, St. Peter's Square. 

12PM: Angelus at St. Peter's Square