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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.

Pope meets FAO's Director, Jose Graziano da Silva, to discuss fight against world hunger

2012-06-14

During their conversation, Da Silva talked about the deep commitment the Church has in its fight against world hunger and poverty, especially in Africa. Da Silva, highlighted the global reach of the Church, by asking it to renew its efforts in this mission.

They also talked about the coming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held from June 20th to the 22nd in Rio, Brazil. Both of them also discussed their shared hope that rural communities will once again play a key role in the production and distribution of goods.

The director visited the Pope along with two of his staff members. The FAO headquarters are based in Rome. The director general took on his new role on January 1, 2012. His three year term will end on July 2015.

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