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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.

Cardinal Simonis turns 80 and loses right to enter into conclave

2011-11-25

Adrianus Simonis was Bishop of Rotterdam and Utrecht in the Netherlands and became a cardinal in 1985.

In February of 2011 he testified in court in a case of sex abuse. It was based on a priest who was assigned to him in 1987 and had received psychological treatment for child abuse. In his new assignment, the priest again committed acts of child abuse.

The cardinal assured that no one had informed him the priest was committing abuses again.


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