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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.

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."

South Korean ambassador presents his credentials to Pope Francis


(-VIDEO ONLY-) The ambassador of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to the Holy See, Francisco Kyung-surk Kim, presented his credentials on Monday morning to Pope Francis.

The two countries established diplomatic ties in 1963. Recently, two former presidents visited Benedict XVI, in 2007 and 2009.

South Korea has one of the world's highest rates of conversion to Catholicism, even though the majority of the population is not Christian. Out of 49 million people, five million identify as Catholic.