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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.

Benedict XVI welcomed first United Arab Emirates ambassador to the Vatican

2010-05-20

During the meeting, Ms. Al-Otaiba, who is also the ambassador to Spain, presented her credentials to the pope. The meeting comes, three years after the Vatican established diplomatic relations with the mostly Muslim state.

But the pope commended the state for its openness towards immigrant workers, many of whom are Catholic. He also recalled how several Catholic Churches are built on land donated by the civil authorities.  

The pope said the freedom to worship helps build a peaceful society.

In the exchanging of the gifts, the ambassador  gave the pope a painting that illustrated her nation and the pope gave her a commemorative medallion of his pontificate.

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