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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.

50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's 'Pacem in Terris' Encyclical


At that time, the Second Vatican Council took up most of the Church's attention. Still, the Pope took time to write it. Today, it continues to be a point of reference in understanding the Social Doctrine of the Church, especially in terms of conflict resolution.

In it, Pope John XXIII, explains that the conditions for peace are authentic when based on truth, justice and love.

The five chapters include the rights and responsibilities of people, their relationship with public authorities and public policy. It also focuses on the role of international public authorities.