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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.

Jakarta cardinal will not take part in conclave because of poor health, two others pending

2013-02-21

That number could go down even more, since two cardinals are evaluating whether their health will allow them to attend.

Egyptian Cardinal Antonios Naguib, the former Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria resigned after suffering a stroke last year.

Also, Bolivian Cardinal Julio Terrazas has said he would like to travel to Rome for the conclave, but is waiting on doctors' approval given his delicate health.


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