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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.

Armenian Catholic Archdiocese of Aleppo partially destroyed during attack


June 4, 2014. The Armenian Catholic archbishop of Aleppo confirmed part of their complex was destroyed on Wednesday. Msgr. Boutros Marayati said there were no victims during the attack, only damage to buildings. The circumstances of the attack are unclear, but the city of Aleppo remains a key battleground between government and rebels in the three-year civil war in Syria.