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Pope Francis

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's Schedule


Pope Francis will have several meetings today. He will receive Card. Roger Michael Mahony, Archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles (USA); he will also receive Card. Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina). Pope Francis will also meet with the members of the Presidence of the Bishop's Conference of France: Msgr. Georges Pontier, Msrg. Pascal Delannoy, Msrg. Pierre-Marie Carré and Olivier Ribadeau Dumas. He will then meet at Casa Santa Marta with a group of rabbis from Argentina.