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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.

Cardinal Robles Ortega, taking on drug trafficking without bodyguards

2013-03-09

He is a simple man, and very approachable. He enjoys sports, especially soccer, and enjoys having his own car. Despite speaking out publicly against drug trafficking and receiving several threats, he has refused bodyguards.

CARD. FRANCISCO ROBLES ORTEGA
Archbishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Archive October 10, 2008
"In situations like these, we cannot be held back by desperation or fear. First, we have to trust God, his providence.”

He started off as an altar boy at the church in his native Mascota. In 1976, he was ordained priest, and in 2007 Benedict XVI created him cardinal. He studied theology at Rome's Gregorian University, and his avid interest in literature led to a degree in humanities and philosophy. Since 2012, he serves as the president of Mexican Episcopal Conference.


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