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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.

Remembering key moments of the Benedict XVI papacy

2015-04-23

April 19, 2005
"Dear brothers and sisters after the great Pope, John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the Lord's vineyard. The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me.

The eight year pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI was characterized by his humility and quiet nature. And a new book commemorating the tenth anniversary of the election of the low-key Pope highlights key moments of his papacy. An event to mark the release of  "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men” drew the Pope Emeritus' brother, Georg Ratzinger, and his secretary, Georg Gänswein.

ALBRECHT WEILAND
Editor, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"For us, it is very important because our publisher normally focuses on books of art and culture, especially Christian culture. Recently, we have also published history books, and Pope Benedict XVI is a very important piece of history. Therefore, we decided to publish a book on this very important character.”

The photographs and testimonies play an essential role in the new volume that was presented at the Vatican Teutonic cemetery.

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER
Author, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"It's a gift for Benedict to remember his eight-year pontificate, it is an honor. We tried to make reading easier choosing subjects and photographs that represent his pontificate.”

The book includes photographs that capture great moments and even some daily tasks of his pontificate, like this picture with his secretary.

This image depicts the first meeting between Pope Francis and the Benedict XVI. It was a simple, emotional meeting and undoubtedly historic.

Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Kurt Koch helped prepare the book. The authors and editors know the Pope Emeritus as well. 

ALBRECHT WEILAND
Editor "Benedict XVI, a Servant of God and Men"
"I remember his splendid homilies.”

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER
Author, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"I remember a very beautiful situation, during his first visit after his election as pope. It was a private moment on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace.”

Pope Benedict XVI began his pontificate at an important historical moment, and it ended with an historic resignation. What's clear, is that this chapter in Church history will not be forgotten. 


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