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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.
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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."
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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.

Justin Welby, new archbishop of Canterbury and primate of the Church of England

2012-11-09

Come January, he will become the 105th  Archbishop of Canterbury and the religious leader of 77 million Anglicans worldwide.

The 56 year old is married and has five children. Previously he was an executive in the oil industry. He decided to become ordained at the age of 33, when his seven month old daughter died in a traffic accident.

As part of the selection process, the Crown Nominations Commission, nominated two candidates. The Prime Minister made a selection between the two. Then Queen Elizabeth II,  as the governess of the Church of England,  ratified the decision, making it official.  

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