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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.

Vatican's homepage gets a facelift

2014-05-08

The Vatican launched a new look for its homepage, making it more user friendly and slightly more high tech. Next to Pope Francis' profile, user will find a new section featuring text, photo and video highlights from the Vatican and the Pope, as well as a calendar of events. 

Pope Francis' official Twitter account @Pontifex also features prominently on the revamped website. Users can read the Pope's latest tweets directly from a small, animated bar, which includes a link to his Twitter profile.

The new page also provides direct access to special sections of the website. The first three published are: the Pope's message for World Youth Day 2014, the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, and a special section titled, "Abuse of Minors. The Church's Response.”


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