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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.

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."

Pope's butler and second Vatican employee to face trial over leaked documents


His desk was originally searched on May 24th just hours after the arrest of Gabriele. Sciarpelletti was then also arrested but only spent one night in prison after it became clear he had not played a large role in the release of the documents.

They are both to stand trial before three Vatican judges that are all laymen. A date has still not been set for the trials, but the Vatican spokesperson did say it would not be until after September 20th when the court returns from recess.