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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.

Benedict XVI's goldsmiths hope to be able to work for next Pope

2013-03-13

CLAUDIO SAVI
Goldsmith, Fratelli Savi

"They will wear one of our pectoral crosses because we've made them for the ad limina visits in the past 12 years. Surely, all the cardinals that have gone, and the Holy Father, have worn a cross we've made.”

The work is painstaking, even the smallest detail counts. Some of their other work includes the pastoral staff Benedict XVI used, the same one he approved. Also, this gold-plated Bible cover given to him as a gift for his 60 years as a priest.

CLAUDIO SAVI
Goldsmith, Fratelli Savi

"We see our pieces on TV, but also we see it again when the Holy Father drops them, and we have to readjust them, so we see it for this reason too.”

Their hands have worked on times from this relic for John Paul II to papal gifts for Marian shrines. Now, they're hoping they will have the chance to continue using their hands to work for the next Pope.


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