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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."
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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.

Strong emotions during Pope's first public appearance since announcing resignation

2013-02-13

"Today I feel that I need to support more the Church with what I'm doing with my ordinary life by praying more for the Holy Father and doing my work well and trying to offer it.”

 "It's a moment so special because I didn't know that this was going to happen when I came here and this is a historical moment. so it's so special to me to see the Pope, and this will be the only opportunity for me to see the him.”

Since the early morning on Wednesday, they waited for the chance to see the Pope inside Paul VI Hall. They wanted to show their appreciation to him and what he's done for the Church.

"I think that he helped us to being true Christians with the doctrine that he imparts to us.”

 "I don't know, because he did so many things and it's hard to point only one”. "He has been a very important successor.”

They poured in from all parts of Rome and the world, surrounding Benedict XVI with their warmth and well wishes. Even more are expected to arrive in the coming days to see him and thank him until his last moment as Pope.