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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.

Prime Minister of Slovenia gifts Pope Francis a jersey


"Your Holiness, it is my pleasure.”

And that's how the meeting between Pope Francis and the president of Slovenia, Miro Cerar, began. 

During their meeting, they discussed what role the Church has played in national reconciliation and the diffusion of human and religious values. Modern Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991 after the "Ten-Day War.”

The president then introduced the Pope to his delegation and gave him a sports jersey for his growing collection.

In return, the Pope gifted him a copy of "Evangelii Gaudium” and a medallion of St. Martin, which is one of his favorite gifts for world leaders.