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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.

LIVE: Pope Francis gives Christmas greetings to Vatican employees

2015-12-21

(VIDEO ONLY) Pope Francis gives Christmas greetings to hundreds of Vatican employees. Last year, during a similar encounter, he thanked them for their work and called on them to care for their spiritual, family, and work life.

He received sustained applause last year after asking for forgiveness for his and his colleagues mistakes and for the "scandals that have done much damage.” It starts at noon local time in Rome.


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