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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.

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."

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 Francis: We must find a “negotiated solution” for Iraq and Syria


Pope Francis remembered all those who suffer persecution in Syria and Iraq, especially  Christians and other religious minorities.

He said that a "negotiated solution” must be found for both countries, and called on Christians to promote peace and justice.

The Pope made this remarks in his address to the members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. 

"I pray often for Christians in the Middle East. Especially for those in Egypt, who are under attack since yesterday.”

During their meeting, the Pope was warmly greeted by the participants. They even gave him an icon of the Holy Family and another that depicted the Holy Spirit.