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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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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.

Pope at Regina Coeli: A Church without the capacity to surprise is a dying Church

2014-06-09

After celebrating Pentecost Mass, Pope Francis prayed the Regina Coeli before thousands of pilgrims at St. Peter's Square.

The Pope explained that a fundamental element of the Pentecost is surprise, and that the Church must surprise everyone when announcing that Jesus overcome death.

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"Listen up: if the Church is alive, it must always surprise. An aspect for the living Church is to surprise. A Church that doesn't have the capacity to surprise is a weak, sickened and dying Church. It must be taken to the recovery room, immediately.”

The Pope explained that the Church of the Pentecost is not resigned to being bland, it doesn't strive to become a decorative element, and it doesn't think twice about going out and encountering people.

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"She is born as one and universal, with a precise identity, but open. A Church that embraces the world, but does not capture it. She leaves it free, but she hugs it the way columns embrace this Square: two arms that open and take in, but do not hold back. We as Christians are free, and the Church wants us to be free!”

Pope Francis also thanked pilgrims for their prayers of support for his meeting with the presidents of Israel and Palestine and the ecumenical patriarch, to pray for peace.


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