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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."

In 2011, 26 missionaries lost their lives in a 'violent manner'


Fifteen of those victims were killed in Latin American countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay and Nicaragua.

Six others were killed in Africa. Four in Asia and one in Europe.

Not all missionaries though, were victims of religious violence. Some were killed during attempted robberies or kidnappings. Others died while helping others with every day problems,  disregarding their own safety in the process.

In 2010, the number of victims was 25.