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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."

Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

On Anniversary of violence, Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo


Pope Benedict XVI met with members of Sant’Egidio's board of directors before they departed for the meeting in Sarajevo. He also sent a message to participants, giving his best wishes.  

Bosnia’s war lasted from 1992 to 1995 and left some 100,000 people dead. The conflicted was pitted between the ethnic groups of  Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslims. Today relations remain tense. However, this annual meeting in Sarajevo by Sant’Egidio helps the community to move forward and reconcile their past. 

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