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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.

Pope Francis announces canonization date for Thérèse of Lisieux's parents

2015-06-30

"Blesseds Vincenzo Gross, Maria of the Immaculate Conception, and Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin Martin, spouses.”

The Pope has announced when the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux will be canonized. It will take place on October 18th and will coincide with the Synod on the Family. The Pope made the official announcement during an ordinary public consistory on Saturday, June 27th. 

In March of this year, Pope Francis recognized the second miracle needed to canonize both parents of the saint. A girl from Spain named Carmen was inexplicably cured from a cerebral hemorrhage that was damaging her lungs and heart. She is now healthy and living a normal life.

Two other saints will be canonized on the same day: Vincenzo Grossi, the founder of the Daughters of the Oratory; and Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception, Superior of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross.

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