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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.

Pope meets with Armenian Patriarch at the Vatican


As a gift, the Patriarch gave the Pope a bronze crucifix that actually had to be carried out by two people.

This couple, also accompanied the Patriarch. The woman told the Pope that her family was a victim of the Armenian genocide back in 1915.

Pope Francis
"It was the first major genocide of the XX century".

The Armenian Catholic Church has about 350,000 members which are in different parts of the Middle East. The Church has a strong presence in Egypt and Turkey.