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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.

Superior General of Jesuits, is now the new president of the Union of Superiors General


Adolfo Nicolás replaces José Rodríguez Carballo, who was recently appointed by Pope Francis as the Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life.

The Union of Superiors General is a division supported by the Vatican. Its goal is to promote religious life and also to coordinate the communication and collaboration among different religious orders, bishops and the Holy See. 

Before this appointment, Adolfo Nicolas was previously deputy chairman of the Superiors General.