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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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Pope welcomes two new ambassadors: One from Germany, the other from Georgia


Pope Francis welcomed two new Ambassadors to the Vatican. 

From Germany 59 year old Annette Schavan presented her credentials to Pope Francis. She served as a minister of culture under the government of Angela Merkel, but she left in 2013 after being accused of plagiarizing her thesis. 

The second ambassador is Tamar Grdzelidze from Georgia. She has a doctorate degree in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University. She has also authored several books on ecumenism. 

The Holy See and Georgia established diplomatic relations in 1992.