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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.

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."

Year in Review-February : Vatican State turns 80


In February, controversy ensued over the pope’s lifting of the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops.

Several organizations protested because one of the bishops had infamously denied the extent of the Holocaust. 

He later wrote a letter to all the bishops of the world explaining thathe was not aware of this and that the pardon was originally intendedfor being ordained without permission and not for other offenses.

With the start of the season of Lent, the pope asked people to notforget the one billion people in the world who suffer from starvationeveryday.

Josette Sheeran
Executive Director, World Food Program

“Our message is, well, we know it’s a hard time. Don’t forget thepeople that live in places with no streets. We have to keep up ourgenerosity, because they will not survive without our help”

That’s why the World Food Program teamed up with Catholic organizationsto continue their mission of getting food to the places that need itthe most.