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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.

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."

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.

LIVE: Pope and main Anglican leader pray together in Rome


Fifty years ago, a historical event took place: the first meeting between a pope and an Archbishop of Canterbury. Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Michael Ramsey met in Rome in 1966, a few months after the Second Vatican Council.

Now Pope Francis once again meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to commemorate the anniversary. The two will celebrate First Vespers in the Basilica of San Gregorio al Celio.