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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.

Pope's First Encyclical: Lumen Fidei, an instant hit in downloads and in bookstores

2013-07-23

Pope Francis is topping the charts on the internet and in bookstores. His first encyclical, "Lumen Fidei”, or "The Light of Faith”, has surprised the market since its launch at the beginning of July. On the Amazon website, for example, it features in the top 100 downloads in Spanish and French.     

In Italian bookstores, the book topped the charts right after it was published. That's according to this specialist website, that tracks sales in media products. 

The encyclical is 100 pages long and is an ideal follow-up to those written by Pope Benedict XVI on charity and hope. Pope Francis himself stated that the text was started by his predecessor, and that all he had to do was revise it and make a few personal contributions. The result is a surely historic document, perhaps the only encyclical ever to be written by two Popes.


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