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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.

New documentary shows the social side of Bishop Álvaro del Portillo


María Estela Larisyacá lives in the Guatemalan High lands, where many live in extreme poverty and barely any schooling. 

The right tools were necessary in order to improve the quality of life for women like her who are trying to raise their families. 

This is a goal that is sought after by the Ixoqi Training Center, which was born thanks to Bishop Álvaro del Portillo. 

Office of Communications, Opus Dei (Rome)
"He always tried to find solutions and encouraged the people of Opus Dei in so many countries to develop, to put in place concrete solutions to look for, to elevate the dignity of work for so many people around the world. His work was integration, social integration.”

The documentary "Working for Others with Álvaro del Portillo” shares the stories of people like María Estela. 

The documentary journeys not only through Guatemala, but also Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. 

As the first successor of St. Josemaria Escrivá as prelate of Opus Dei, he sought much more than just mere justice in each one of his projects. 

Office of Communications, Opus Dei (Rome)
"He reminded the people of Opus Dei and so many others that making donations wasn't enough to solve the problems with poverty. Justice needed to be made. He also reminded us that justice, without charity, without loves, is very dry.”

"Working for Others with Álvaro del Portillo” will be available on YouTube and on Opus Dei's website. 

It is directed by Argentinian Juan Manuel Ezratti, who is known for his documentary "Francis: A Pope among the people”.

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