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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 list of countries with the most favorable opinion of Pope Francis

2016-03-31

What do you think is the country where the Pope Francis is most favored? His native Argentina? Mexico? The Philippines?

A global opinion poll conducted by the market research organization, WIN/Gallup International offers an answer that may surprise you: the country where the Pope is held with the most favorable opinion is Portugal, with 94 percent, followed by the Philippines and Argentina.

The report sought the views of more than 63,000 people in 64 different countries. It claims that Pope Francis' image is recognized on a worldwide scale by people of other religious beliefs.

This study argues that 54 percent of the world population has a positive opinion of the pontiff. Whereas, 12 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 34 percent do not have an opinion.

The survey also notes that Pope Francis is ahead of other world leaders like Obama, Merkel, Cameron or Hollande.
Algeria is the country with the most unfavorable opinion of  the Pope, with a 28 percent followed by Palestine and Turkey with 27 and 26 percent, respectively.



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