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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.
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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.

What would saints say if we could interview them today?

2015-05-16

If St. Teresa of Avila could answer questions from reporters today, perhaps she would answer like this.

"When did you find your calling, when did you discover that you loved God?”
"As an adolescent, I realized I loved Him as I loved beauty, joy, and existence. I felt like I loved many other things: my body, my charm, my intelligence ... I loved Heaven and Earth.”

A new book contains theoretical interviews like this one, with revolutionary saints who founded religious orders.

FR. VITO MAGNO
Author, "Questions and Provocations: Impossible Interviews with Founders and Pioneers of the Consecrated Life”
"It was made to mark the Year of Consecrated Life. Beyond the spiritual efforts that are being made, culturally there are still not many. Vatican Radio had these interviews and we have put them together in the book. And Vatican Publishing House has published them.”

There are 20 interviews with founders and pioneers of the consecrated life, including: St. Augustine, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, and Joan of Arc. Historians and experts have prepared the questions and come up with their responses.

CARD. ANGELO COMASTRI
Vicar General for Vatican City
"Clearly, giving these people a voice sends a message to everyone. It says: 'Pay attention, these are the people who have achieved things and led full lives. This is why it is interesting to interview them.”

The volume also includes a real interview, one of the final ones that Mother Teresa did just two months before her death.


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