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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.

Pope 'shocked' by death of at least 231 inside Brazilian nightclub, offers condolences

2013-01-28

The Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sent a telegram on behalf of the Pope to Archbishop Helio Adelar Rubert, who leads the diocese in Santa Maria, the city where fire broke out early Sunday morning, killing at least 231 people.

In the telegram the Pope says he was "shocked by the tragic death of hundreds of young people.” It also states that Benedict XVI will pray for the healing of the wounded and for consolation for everyone affected.



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