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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.”
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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.

A look at the relationship between the Catholic and the Anglican Church

2009-11-21

As the Anglican Church was born fruit of a schism and not for an heresy, despite they are different both Churches have much more in common than most people might think.

Ecumenical dialogue, though, was put forth for a reason. There are still three main points of contention between Catholics and Anglicans: the ordination of women as priests and bishops, moral issues and the role of the pope in the Church.

Reverend Bill Franklin says about 90% of the divisive issues that came out of the Reformation have been solved. He’s hopeful the other 10% will be too.

Rev. Bill Franklin
Associate Director, American Academy (Rome)

I think eventually they will be solved, I think, just as we’ve solved these other problems. But this work is a work of time. People have to be patient. Friendship is very important. Maintaining good human relations across the borders of the two Churches and not giving up too soon on this ecumenical hope.”

Giving up on positive relations doesn’t look like an option for either Church.

For now, the last chapter is the positive reaction from the Anglican primate to the pope’s decision to create personal ordinariates for welcoming Anglicans to the Catholic Church.  Much more than a positive step forward in for future ecumenical dialogue between the two Churches.

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