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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.

The Pope's week: World Day for Consecrated Life and visit to Roman parish

2015-02-02

Pope Francis will start the week presiding over a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Thousands of consecrated people are expected to attend, since the ceremony will mark the Word Day for Consecrated Life.

On Wednesday, two important meetings will start at the Vatican. The Pontifical Council for Culture will hold its Plenary Assembly on "Women's Cultures.” The Pontifical Council for the Laity will discuss Pastoral Ministry in Big Cities.

As usual, Pope Francis will greet thousands of pilgrims at the weekly's General Audience.

On Thursday, the Pope will conclude the fourth international conference of Scholas. He is expected to have a virtual encounter with disabled children.

The Vatican's Commission for the Protection of Minors will meet for the first time on Friday. American Cardinal Sean O'Malley is its Prefect.

On Sunday, Pope Francis will pray the Angelus along with thousands of pilgrims at St. Peter's Square. Later on, he will visit an parish in the outskirts of Rome.


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