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Vatican establishes diplomatic relations with Mauritania

December 9, 2016. The Vatican will establish diplomatic relations with Mauritania. This African country is an Islamic Republic extremely hostile towards Christians.
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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.

Cardinal Jozef Glemp dies, number of cardinals drops to 210

2013-01-24

John Paul II, the first Polish Pope, made Glemp a cardinal back in 1981. Over the years, he was known for leading the fight against the country's communist government. He played a critical role in this fight, until he became ill in 2004.

With Glemp's death, the number of cardinals drops to 210. The number of cardinal electors, meaning those who are younger than 80 and can vote during a conclave is 119. The number of non cardinal electors is 91.



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