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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.

Mass collection for Good Friday will help Christians in the Holy Land



Prefect, Congregation for the Oriental Churches
“We have a duty to help them. The Christians there are the heirs to the history of the Church, not only in Israel and Palestine, but in all of the Middle East.” 

The Holy Land is the birthplace to Jesus and the first Christian communities. However, nearly 2,000 years later, their day to day lives are under pressure. 

Prefect, Congregation for the Oriental Churches 
“We have a greater duty of solidarity, a duty to say we are here to support you, so that the holy sites can be looked after, so they can be visited and maintained.” 

The additional economic help will not only help preserve these historic monuments, but also help maintain Christian communities in the birthplace of Christianity. 

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