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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."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi turns 80

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Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi turns 80 years old on Friday March 14th, which makes him  ineligible to vote in an eventual conclave. 

He was born in Renate, Italy in 1934.  Years later, in 1957, the Archbishop of Milan, who eventually became Pope Paul VI, ordained him a priest. He was made a Cardinal by John Paul II in 1998

He voted in the conclave that elected Benedict XVI and the one where Pope Francis was elected.

The College now has 217 Cardinals, of whom 119 are eligible to vote in a conclave.  


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