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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.

An emotional Placido Domingo greets Pope Francis

2016-03-03

After the general audience, an emotionally thrilled Placido Domingo, accompanied by his family, greeted Pope Francis and gave him some gifts. The meeting was brief but the pontiff and tenor were able to exchange a few words.

The legendary Spanish tenor participated in the general audience with the rest of the pilgrims and joined his voice in chanting the Pope's name.

The 75-year-old, Madrid-born tenor regretted not having yet sung before Pope Francis as he did on previous occasions before John Paul II... or Benedict XVI.

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