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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.

New site allows access to hundreds of historical archives from the Holy Land

2013-03-30

The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the web page earlier this year, containing historical archives from the Holy Land preceding the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948, a period known as the British Mandate for Palestine.

Users can choose by location, where the documents were drafted or found, such Acre in the northern part of modern-day Israel, or in Jerusalem.

The items vary from government request for excavations, to maps of the Holy Land. It also features a number of administrative documents like Jerusalem city council notes.


The original documents are found at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem.  They were digitized using a special method that allowed the documents to be scanned and uploaded without damaging the sensitive materials.


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