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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.

New Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State is named

2016-03-04

An Italian priest, Paolo Borgia, 49, replaces American Peter Wells in a key position over the operation of Vatican machinery.

He will be second in line of  "General Affairs," which deals with "coordination between departments in the Vatican." This department is in charge of "guarding the papal seal that authenticates the most important decisions of the Pope, and the fisherman's ring with which sealed the 'papal briefs.'"

This department also oversees the communication politics of the Holy See, and publishes Acta Apostolica Sedes, the official bulletin reflecting the decisions of the Pontiff.