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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.

Card. Monsengwo Pasinya: The 'human rights warrior' in the Pope's G8 Commission

2013-09-28

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya will turn 74 years old on October 7. The Pope chose him as Africa's delegate to the commission of eight Cardinals that will advise him on reform of the Curia and governance of the Church. 

Cardinal Monsengwo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1939. He belongs to the Basakata royal family, and his second name means "grandson of a tribal chief.”

He is well known within the Church in Africa for promoting human rights, during the dictatorship of Mobuto Sese Seko.

The Cardinal presided the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, as well as Pax Christi International, a catholic movement that promotes peace in conflict zones.

Since 2007, he has served as the archbishop of Kinshasa, and in 2010 he was made a Cardinal. In 2012, the Congolese prelate led the spiritual exercises for Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia. He also took part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


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