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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.

Pope Francis appoints new auxiliary bishops in Paris and Valencia, Spain

2016-06-27

Pope Francis has appointed Denis Jachiet and Thibault Verny as the new auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Paris. Arturo Pablo Ros has also been appointed as the new auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain.

Since 2014, Jachiet has been the vicar general of the cathedral of Paris, while Verny has been dedicated to the diocesan delegation for priestly vocations. Since 2010, the Spaniard Ros was the Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Valencia after being a priest for many years.

In addition, Pope Francis has appointed Oswaldo Patricio Ventimilla of Cuenca, Ecuador, as the new bishop of Azogues in Ecuador.

In Guntur, India, the priest Bhagyaiah Chinnabathini replaced Bishop Gali Bali, who resigned after serving for 75 years.

The Pope has named Roger Houngbédji the new bishop of Cotonou, Benín to replace Antoine Ganyé.

Pope Francis has also appointed auxiliary bishop of Ho Chi Minh, Joseph Do Manh Hung.


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