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Vatican establishes diplomatic relations with Mauritania

December 9, 2016. The Vatican will establish diplomatic relations with Mauritania. This African country is an Islamic Republic extremely hostile towards Christians.
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Vatican launches new website for the Protection of Minors from sex abuse

December 6, 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has launched a website to provide the public with information about their mission: "the effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development.”
Pope Francis

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.

Crisis Also Affects Pilgrimages

2009-04-02

December has been the month with most pilgrims with over 300,000 visitors.

July was the month with least number of people, just 8 ,000. During this month the Pope was in Australia for World Youth Day.


During 2008 the Pope received 20,000 more people than last year for special audiences, but 600,000 less in the total of those that attended the angelus, general audiences and religious ceremonies combined.