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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.

Cardinal Levada turns 80 and loses his right to participate in a conclave

2016-06-15

US Cardinal William Joseph Levada turns 80-years-old. That means he loses his right to vote in an eventual conclave. With his birthday, the number of cardinal electors drops to 113.

Cardinal Levada is from California and was appointed bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1983. Three years later, he became archbishop of Portland and San Francisco in 1995. In 2005, Benedict XVI appointed him Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a job duty he later described in 2008.

CARDINAL LEVADA
April 2008
"We are here to help in a certain sense to guarantee a trademark that is the Catholic faith.” 

He became a Cardinal in 2006 and he has only participated in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


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