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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.

A look at the Most Famous Window in the World

2013-02-22

Then on May 1, 2005 Benedict XVI appeared before this window for the first time.

BENEDICT XVI
May 1, 2005
“I address you for the first time from this window, which my beloved predecessor made familiar to countless people around the world.”

Almost eight years later, in his second to last Angelus his voice reflected his elderly age of 85

BENEDICT XVI
February 17, 2013
“I ask you to continue to pray for me and for the next Pope, and for our Spiritual Exercises, which I begin this afternoon along with members of the Roman Curia.”

On the 28th of February at 8.pm Rome time, these windows will be closed off during the so called Sede Vacante. They will be reopened after the Conclave when the new Pope is elected.


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