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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.

Pope discusses youth unemployment, with the President of the European Commission

2013-06-17

Before the meeting, the Pope and president  Barroso joked about which language, either Spanish or Portuguese, they should speak. Pope Francis gave a witty reply. 

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"Let's say that Portuguese is some kind of poorly spoken Spanish!”

During their encounter, which lasted for about 15 minutes, Pope Francis and the President of the European Commission agreed upon the need to promote human rights and religious freedom. 

The Pope gave the president a Vatican Museums letter opener. In turn, Durao Barroso presented the Pope with a book about the foundation of the European Union. 


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