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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 welcomes Samoa's Head of State: Economics and the Environment discussed


(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis welcomed Samoa's Head of State at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, was accompanied to the papal audience, by his wife and a delegation. Both leaders discussed issues like economic growth and environmental awareness. 

As a gift, the Head of State gave the Pope a painting of a Samoan beach as well as a  traditional regional textile. The Pope gave him a pen designed like an altar pillar in St. Peter's Basilica. As usual, he also asked for his prayers.