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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 will visit Asia and Africa in 2017

2016-09-30

In a videomessage addressed to his compatriots, Pope Francis explained that he will not be able to visit his homeland in 2017 because he has "other engagements in Asia and Africa.” He did not specify which countries he will visit nor did he say if he will visit other American countries like Colombia or Peru.

He encouraged Argentinians to "shoulder the Motherland”, thus following the example of Mama Antula, beatified in August, and the "Gaucho Priest” Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, who will be canonized on October 16.