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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."

Vatileaks: Trial hearing for Pope's butler set for September 29th


The Pope's former butler is accused of aggravated theft. If found guilty, he could face up to six years in prison.

The alleged accomplice, Claudio Sciarpelletti,  who worked as a computer technician at the Vatican's Secretariat of State, is also accused of playing a role in the leak of confidential documents.

This tribunal includes three judges, all of whom are secular. Their profile is usually that of Italian  experts in law, who are also university professors.

At this point it seems that no cameras will be allowed inside the court room, but journalists, will be granted access.