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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.

Benedict XVI: Faith and science are not in conflict

2012-11-21

He said faith allows you to know God, and that along with reason, it shapes all activities towards achieving a greater good.

BENEDICT XVI

“Far from being in conflict, faith and science go hand in hand in the service of man’s moral advancement and his wise stewardship of creation.”

On Wednesday, the Church also observed the Day of Enclosed Religious Orders. The Pope asked attendees to help these monasteries in prayer and monetarily.

BENEDICT XVI
“I invite all Christians to help so that these enclosed monasteries will not go without spiritual and material assistance. We owe a great deal to these people who devote themselves completely to prayer on behalf of the Church and the world.”

Before closing off the audience, Benedict XVI addressed the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. He called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take courageous steps to achieve peace.


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