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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.

President of UN General Assembly gives pope symbolic gift for peace

2012-06-15

There was also an exchanging of gifts. Benedict XVI gave the president a lithograph with a Vatican seal and Mr. Al-Nasser gave him an engraved tray with the word 'peace' written in every language. It was a symbolic gift because the UN president has placed the 'mediation for peaceful settlement of disputes' as his main duty.

The president was also accompanied by his wife, son, and an entourage from the UN.