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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.

Benedict XVI meets with the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican

2012-02-27

Benedict XVI
“I greet and thank you for the generous service in defense and in favor of life.”

The pope spoke about the suffering experienced by couples with infertility and how to offer them help.

Benedict XVI
“The Church is attentive to the suffering of infertile couples, and her concern for them is what leads her to encourage medical research. Science, nonetheless, is not always capable of responding to the needs of many couples, and so I would like to remind those who are experiencing infertility that their matrimonial vocation is not thereby frustrated”

The Pontifical Academy for Life was created in 1994 by John Paul II. Its first president was Jérôme Lejeune, the man who discovered the chromosome that causes Down Syndrome and is now in the process of beatification. The Academy for Life is comprised of 70 members with expertise in biomedical disciplines and are appointed by the pope.


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