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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.”
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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 asks to not use religion to justify violence

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He specifically said he was worried about aggressions against Christians in parts of India. That’s why the pope asked religious leaders to focus their efforts on helping the faithful to live a more saintly life.

The pope also spoke about the economic crisis and asked the ambassadors not forget poor countries that are worse off today because of the recession.

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"For globalization to work properly, a strong international solidarity is necessary between rich and poor countries and also within each country, even rich ones."

In his view, the crisis can spur new violence in the face of the desperation of the scarcity of resources.

In his letter to the ambassador of South Africa, the pope said that the Catholic Church is still active in the campaign against the spread of the AIDS virus and highlighted fidelity in matrimony and abstinence as the best means to combat the disease.

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