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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.

Pope Francis meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed

2016-09-15

Pope Francis continues to strengthen ties with the Muslim world. In the Apostolic Palace library, he met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

It was a formal, but very warm meeting. The day before, the pope had asked religious leaders from around the world to condemn terrorists who use God's name to justify violence. Mohammed bin Zayed is one of them. On his Twitter account, messages in favor of dialogue and respect are commonly seen. In fact, Pope Francis gave him a medallion symbolizing reconciliation.

During the meeting, they discussed humanitarian issues and bilateral cooperation. After the meeting, Mohammed bin Zayed, met with the Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to sign a bilateral agreement.


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