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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.

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.

Archbishop of Cotabato, Phillipines, Orlando Quevedo is made a Cardinal


Pope Francis celebrated his first consistory by creating 19 cardinals. Wearing the red attire that distinguishes cardinals, they knelt before Pope Francis as he blessed them and gave them their traditional red beretta.



The third group of six cardinals include:



-Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Chile


-Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou, Burkina.


-Orlando Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, Phillipines.


-Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes, Haiti


-Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria (did not attend ceremony)


-Fernando Sebastian Aguillar, Archbishop Emeritus of Mesembria.


-Kevin Edward Felix, Archbishop Emeritus of Castries, West Indies.