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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.

New decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2016-01-22

January 22, 2016. On January 21, Pope Francis authored the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish the following decrees:

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Polish Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus Mary. (1631 - 1701)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Argentine Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. (1840 - 1914)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Mexican Blessed layman and martyr José Sánchez del Río. (1913 - 1928)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Francesco Maria Greco. (1857 - 1931)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Elisabetta Sanna. (1788 - 1857)

- The martyrdom of the German Servant of God Engelmar Unzeitig. (1911 - 1945)

- The martyrdom of the Spanish Servant of God Fr. Genaro Fueyo Castañón and three lay partners in 1936.

- The martyrdom of the Japanese Servant of God Justo Takayama Ukon. (1552-1553)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Arsenio da Trigolo. (1849 - 1909)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Maria Luisa Blessed Sacrament. (1826-1886)