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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.

Pope weighs in on economic crisis in Greece

2015-07-01

The Vatican is weighing in on the social and economic crisis that's crippling Greece. Through a written statement, the Vatican's press office issued a release that reads "the dignity of the human person must remain at the center of any political and technical debate, as well as in the taking of responsible decisions.”

It goes on to say that the Pope "wishes to convey his closeness...with a special thought for the many families gravely beset by such a complex and keenly felt human and social crisis. The statement ends by concluding that Pope Francis, "invites all the faithful to unite in prayer for the good of the beloved Greek people.”