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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.

Bernard Fellay, superior of Lefebvrites will meet with the Vatican

2011-08-29

For example he opposed religious freedom, interreligious dialogue and collegiality among bishops. As a whole, the group is not in communion with the pope.

Fellay took part in a meeting with the Vatican last June. Both gruops have had ongoing communication since at least 2009.

That same year Benedict XVI revoked the excommunication of the four bishops who were illicitly ordained in 1988 by Marcel Lefebvre, but their status inside the Church remains unclear. 
The Lefebvrites have 551 priests, 239 seminarians and roughly 100,000 followers worldwide.


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