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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."

Pope prays before the tomb of St. Francis

2013-10-04

The Pope prayed before the tomb of St. Francis, during his visit toAssisis Upper Basilica. After placing four roses on the tomb, the Pope knelt before the crypt and prayed in silence for a few minutes. He was accompanied by a small group of Franciscan friars and by the eight cardinals who make up his new advisory council.