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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.

Pope removes Bishop Rogelio Livieres from office

2014-09-25

Pope Francis has suspended the Bishop of the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este, Msgr. Rogelio Livieres Plano. 

A written statement issued by the Vatican's press office, states that 'following a careful examination of the conclusions drawn following the apostolic visits...Holy Father has decided to substitute Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano. 

In July, Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello along with the auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo, Msgr. Milton Troccoli, visited Paraguay to undergo an  investigation on behalf of the Pope. 

The statement also says that it was a difficult decision on the part of the Holy See, taken for serious pastoral reasons and for the greater good of the unity of the Church in that city and the Episcopal Conference of Paraguay. It calls on the Church of that country to 'embark on a serious process of reconciliation to overcome any form of sectarianism or discord.' 


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