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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.

Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy passes away at 90

2014-06-03

Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy passed away on Monday June 2nd at the age of 90. He was the fourth Indian to be made a Cardinal and the first  from Asia to join the Roman Curia.

John Paul II made him a Cardinal back 1985. For many years, he served as Prefect for the Congregation for Oriental Churches and he also worked for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

With his death, the total number of Cardinals decreases to 214, but the number of papal electors remains at 118.  


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