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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.

Bosch's "Seven Capital Sins" showcased in Rome for the first time


The sin of ´wrath´ for example, is represented by a sword. Gluttony is seen as two people, who seem to be full, yet still hover over a table. Then, there´s a character who is too lazy to get up, representing sloth of course. In a unique way, this painting shows all these temptations, in one painting. 
“The color is striking as well as the distortion of the landscape. I find the piece to be very modern,  and to a certain point the characters are even comical. It represents all the vices human are tempted with, but it also shows the positive side of human nature.”

“What I like the most about Bosch is his allegory.”

“I like the image of the old woman who is starring at the mirror. It represents a type of vanity because time simply passes. But it also has a humorous touch because the woman who just stares at the mirror isn´t very beautiful to begin with.”

Bosch was definitely an expert in his field and younger generations took notice. His students made this oil painting titled ´The Charlatan´or swindler. 

It shows how a man is fooled by a swindler. While he´s distracted as a pickpocket takes his money. People take notice, but don´t say anything. Once again through these paintings, sin and human tendency is showcased through art. 

OFL @odelafu -KLH