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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

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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."

Second phase of the 'Vatileaks trial” begins


Sciarpelletti is not accused of being an accomplice. Rather, he is accused of hindering the investigation. His request to remain anonymous was granted, and no cameras were allowed inside the courtroom.

Back in May, officers  discovered that Sciarpelletti had a document which dealt with the Vatican's police department. Apparently, that same text had been published alongside other confidential documents.

Vatican spokesman

 "The more accurate accusation is that he caused problems in the investigation. He gave different explanations as to why those documents were on his desk. But in this case, complicity is not mentioned.”

His lawyer attempted to demonstrate that the technician was not a close friend of the butler, therefore he had no interest in protecting him.

After being detained last May, Sciarpelletti was under the custody of Vatican police for a day.
If found guilty, he could be sentenced up to a year in prison.

JMB @ javierMbrocal /KLH
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