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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.

Pope to Argentinian bishops: A Church that does not go out of itself, will sicken, sooner or later

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In the letter, he also tells bishops he prefers, “a thousand times over a Church of accidents than a sick Church,” in reference to the problems that outreach can cause, as opposed to its inactivity.

The Pope also toyed with the idea of not being able to join his colleagues because of “recent commitments,” speaking of his role as Pope.

Another suggestion highlighted in the letter, is his call to Argentinian bishops to use the Aparecida document as a guide for their pastoral missions.


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