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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.

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.

Populorum Progressio Foundation will fund nearly 200 projects in Latin America


That’s the goal set by the Populorum Progressio Foundation, founded by Pope John Paul II in 1992 to support indigenous and rural peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Some of the projects funded include the purchase of tractors and the building of water wells and cisterns. There are also projects focusing on education, health and construction.

Some of the projects will be implemented in Haiti, a nation devastated by a massive earthquake on Jan. 12. The Foundation has focused its attention this year on that country by helping local organizations take control of their own development.