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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.

Vatican Radio's website gets a Facelift


Since 1931, Vatican Radio has been airing all the latest news on the Pope's day to day activities. It now has a new website, to make that information easier to access. Everything from papal texts, articles and even videos. 

Director, Vatican Radio
"All the changes were made, with our listeners in mind. Of course, we gave high technology major priority.” 

Vatican Radio
"Our new website was designed to be more interactive with users.”

Among other changes, now users can check the site from their smartphones. And a Top News menu will help them see the latest in Breaking News.

Vatican Radio currently broadcasts in more than a thousand radio stations, in roughly 40 different languages