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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.”
Pope Francis

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 Francis sends out his Christmas cards

2013-12-21

This is the Pope's Christmas card. It's elegant and simple and full of symbolism. It shows a sheep, which is one of the images, Pope Francis often uses in his homilies. 

The image on the card dates back to the 16th century. Designed by Italian Giorgio Ghisi, it represents the pastoral role of shepherds. 

The card also has a Bible quote. From the Gospel of St. John, 'The true Light, which illuminates every person.” 


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