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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.

Cardinal electors down to 113 since start of Sede Vacante, election of Pope Francis

2013-04-08

The three cardinals are: German Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, who turned 80 on March 5; Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto, archbishop emeritus of Turin, who turned 80 on March 18; and Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, who turned 80 on March 28.

Five other prelates will turn 80 by the end of 2013, three Europeans and two Latin Americans. According to Canon Law, only cardinals under 80 years old at the start of the papal vacancy can take part in the conclave. Last month 115 of them did so, while two others gave up their right to participate.


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