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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.

Cardinal of Taiwan, Paul Shan Kuo-Hsi, passes away at 89

2012-08-24

The media friendly Cardinal was well known in China's public eye, for constantly talking about  the Catholic Church in communist China.  He was also known for his work in inter-religious dialogue.

The Bishop emeritus of Kaohsiung was ordained a priest back in 1955. Years later in 1998, John Paul II made him a Cardinal.

With his death, the number of cardinals drops to 207. From those, 118 are currently eligible to vote in case of a conclave.

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