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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.

Stolen artifact from Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela recovered one year later

2012-07-05

The electrician had worked at the cathedral for 25 years and has been arrested on suspicion of theft. In addition to the codex, police found other items belonging to the cathedral and more than one million euros in cash.

The Codex Calixtinus is considered the first guide to popular pilgrimage route of the Way of St. James. Before it was stolen in July of 2011, it was located in the archives of the cathedral.


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