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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 Vatican's Christmas tree fills St. Peter's Square with light

2015-12-18

Christmas has finally really began at the Vatican. This evening, the Vatican's Christmas tree was lit in the center of St. Peter's Square. The light filled the area with a sense of Christmas cheer.

The illumination followed about an hour and a half of speeches and Christmas songs. Local authorities from Bavaria and the Italian region Trento were present.

The tree, more than 75 feet tall with a star on top, arrived about a month ago after being donated by several German towns. Its branches were decorated by children with cancer.

The Nativity scene that accompanies the tree is from Trento. The Italian region traditionally donates a Nativity scene to the Vatican every year. It is made up of 24 wooden figures in an area of about 60 feet by 40 feet.


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