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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."

The Vatican Apartments will be Sealed shortly

2013-02-28

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman
 “Visually nothing in particular will happen at the Vatican, except that the Papal apartments will be closed and the elevator that leads to it, will be sealed. This will happen a few minutes after 8.00pm.”

On Friday, March 1st, all cardinals will receive a letter from the Dean of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano. The letter will officially state that  Benedict XVI has retired, calling on them to come to Rome to elect his successor.

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