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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.

Corpus Christi procession winds through the streets of Rome


(-VIDEO ONLY-) Pope Francis kicked off the procession through the streets of Rome to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi.

It began outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran, where the Pope celebrated Mass. However, Pope Francis skipped out on the procession in order to save his energy for an upcoming apostolic trip to Calabria.

As thousands of people snaked their way through Via Merulana, the Pope rode a covered car to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Once the procession ended at the basilica in Rome's center, the Pope blessed all the people in attendance.