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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 welcomes 22 new cardinals

2012-02-18

Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins of Toronto, Canada.

Archbishop Dominik Jaroslav Duka, O.P. of Prague, Czech Republic.

Archbishop Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht, Holland.

Archbishop Giuseppe Betori of Florence, Italy.

Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan of New York, U.S.A.

Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin, Germany.

Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, China.

The Pope also created four new cardinals who, being over the age of eighty, are ineligible to vote in a future conclave. 

Major Archbishop Lucian Muresan of Fagaras and Alba Julia of the Romanians, Romania.

Fr. Julien Ries, priest of the diocese of Namur and professor emeritus of religious history at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Fr. Prosper Grech, O.S.A., professor emeritus of several Roman universities.

Fr. Karl Josef Becker, S.J., professor emeritus of the Pontifical Gregorian University.