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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.

A website becomes key in the canonization process of a cloistered nun


Even though the group of Carmelite cloistered nuns, doesn't have direct access to the internet, it has managed to promote its way of life and more specifically this canonization process on the web.

Mother Maria Josefa was prioress of the convent of Discalced Carmelites in the area of Madrid, following the footsteps of St. Maravillas who was canonized by John Paul II back on May 4th, 2003.  Mother Maria Josefa, who had a reputation for holiness, died on May 2004.

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