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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.

Priorities for new Pope: Handling of sex abuse cases

2013-03-09

CARD. FRANCIS GEORGE
Archbishop of Chicago
"There are still the victims and the wound therefore is deep within their hearts and minds very often. And as long as it's with them, it's with all of us, and that will last for a long time. So the next Pope has to be very aware of this.”

An addition to zero tolerance for abusive priests, other steps taken under Benedict XVI include stricter evaluations for seminaries, which now fall under the control of the Congregation for the Clergy. The next Pope will also have to measure the effectiveness of these measures.


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