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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.

American Cardinal Roger Mahony turns 80

2016-02-27

The number of cardinal electors drops to 116 as Cardinal Roger Mahony turns 80. Therefore, shifting the demographics of the College.

He was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles until 2011 when Benedict XVI accepted his resignation for reasons of age.

His successor, Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez, after learning that he had covered-up cases of pedophilia in his diocese, forbade him to represent the archdiocese.

He was created a cardinal in 1991 by Pope John Paul II, and as such voted in the papal conclaves that elected Popes Benedict XVI and Francis.


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