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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.

U.S Bishops get ready to elect new president

2013-11-10

For the last three years, Cardinal Tim Dolan, has served as president of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, but a new president will be elected, during the bishops' General Assembly in Baltimore, from November 11th to the 14th

The new president will be one of the following 10 candidates

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans. 

From Philadelphia there's Archbishop Charles Chaput. Also on the list is Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington. 

From Galveston-Houston, there's Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and from Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez

From Baltimore, Archbishop William Lori is also on the list, along with the the Archbishop of Louisville, Joseph Kurtz, who currently serves as the vice president. 

Cincinnati's Archbishop, Dennis Schnurr is also a candidate, as is Detroit's Archbishop Allen Vigneron and finally from Miami, Archbishop Thomas Wenski

A simple majority vote will decide who is elected president. Then, the vice president, will be elected from the remaining nine candidates. 

The new president and vice president will begin their three year term once the meeting ends. 


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