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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.

Young group from Lebanon prepares texts for Holy Friday's Way of the Cross

2013-03-26

The focus of these texts will be one of hope, especially for those who are persecuted for practicing their faith.

The texts include liturgies used by Eastern Rites and it also touches on a document Benedict XVI signed during his visit to Lebanon. That document deals with the situation of Christians living in the Middle East.

The texts include a call to stop the abuse power. They also call for an end to attacks carried out by religious extremists. When it comes to Christians living in the Middle East, they are urged to overcome the challenges and stay in their native land. The defense of life is also a central part of the prayer, which includes constant references to the Fathers of the Church, both from the East and West.


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