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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.

Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo turns 80 years old

2015-01-03

January 3rd marks the 80th birthday of Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo. The Italian prelate is the former President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State. He also served as the President of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican. Under John Paul II he was the Holy See's Foreign Minister

At 80 years old, the Cardinal is still writing books. His most recent publication deals with women in the Bible and how their life can be applied to current day challenges. 

Back in 2007, he was made a Cardinal by Benedict XVI. He took part in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis. 

Once they turn 80, Cardinals lose the right to vote in a conclave. The current number of cardinal electors stands at 110. 

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