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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.

Cardinals get ready for next 'G9' meeting with Pope Francis

2014-09-14

The Pope's advisory group is getting ready for its next round of meetings in Rome. The three day meeting will start on Monday, September 15th. Their mission is clear. 

CARD. GEORGE PELL 
Secretary for the Economy 
"The reform of the Curia. No, nothing else.”

Australian Cardinal George Pell is one the Pope's counselors. Since the month of February, he's also the Vatican's Secretary for the Economy, which means that ultimately he will oversee all Vatican accounts. 

Currently he's working on his first major consolidated budget, which will include all Vatican departments, councils and Congregations. 

CARD. GEORGE PELL 
Secretary for the Economy 
"The Council for the Economy, through the Secretariat, will have to approve it. We aim to have it done by the end of this year but it may be early next year.”

In fact the role Pell holds as Secretary for the Economy is one of the key reforms that have been carried out in the last year, when Pope Francis assembled the Council of Cardinals

But it's still a work in progress. The Vatican's spokesperson, Federico Lombardi says the major reforms will probably be implemented by next year. 


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