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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.

Maria Voce, re-elected president of the Focolare Movement

2014-09-12

The Focolare Movement has voted in favor of continuity. The first big decision of the 500 delegates of the movement, who are celebrating their General Assembly in Rome, was to re-elect Maria Voce as president. It is a decision that was also officially approved by the Vatican. 

Maria Voce is 77 years old. She is from Calabria, in Italy and in 2008, was elected as the first successor of Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Movement. Now, she will lead the Focolare Movement for another 6 years. 

The Focolare Movement is an institution with the most lay people in the Catholic Church. It boasts some 2 million members, among them non-Catholics and even non-religious. Through its initiatives and institutions, they promote unity and fellowship among people, enlightened by the message of Jesus. 

During their General Assembly, which concludes on September 28th, they will define their priorities for the coming years. And before returning home, they will meet with Pope Francis on the 26th.



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