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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.

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."

New app allows in-depth, hidden views of Shroud of Turin


The multilingual App is called Shroud 2.0, and will be widely available starting March 29. It features high-def photos, as well as background and research information on the Shroud. 

It is currently housed in Turin, Italy, and has been made available mostly to scientists. The App will include some of their findings, like forensic analysis and preservation data. 

Users can magnify images, which allows them to see the “hidden” details, like the red and white wax drops from candle ceremonies during the burial. 

The limited version of the App is free, with a cost of 3.59 for the utmost level of the app.