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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.

Buenos Aires launches website dedicated to its most spiritual son, Pope Francis


October 26, 2013 (Romereports.com) Sayingthat Buenos Aires prides itself in giving the Catholic Church itsPope would be an understatement. The day of his Inaugural Mass,50,000 people packed the city's main square, Plaza de Mayo, to watchthe ceremony live.

Theimages from that early morning can be found at the web page theBuenos Aires City Government just created in honor of Pope Francis.The page, titled Ciudaddel Papa,or the Pope's Hometown, features a wealth of information on the lifeof Pope Francis, before he was Pope. Thewebsite features the biography of Jorge Bergoglio: from birth, to hisappointment as archbishop, and finally his election as Pope. 

Butperhaps the most popular section is an interactive map of ArchbishopBergoglio's daily commute and points of interest. This listincludes, of course, the Metropolitan Cathedral he led as archbishop.But it also has the local parish in the Flores neighborhood where hediscovered his vocation. 

Withouta doubt, the city is hoping to attract more visitors. But the websiteis also their way of paying homage to one of its most famousresidents

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