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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 explains procedural safeguards for defendants


December 7, 2015.The Vatican, through a statement, explained that their legal systemensures due process for the accused. The Vatican said in a statementthat "the current Vatican legislation, applied by the legalauthorities, is perfectly in line with procedural law in the majorityof jurisdictions throughout the world.” A spokesman furtherexplained that it is necessary that the accused's lawyers are expertsin their specific code, the Canon Law. As a foreign lawyer cannotalways defend an accused in another country, an Italian lawyer is notautomatically qualified to defend an accused by the Vaticanprocedural code.