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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.”
Pope Francis

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.

Check out the room Benedict XVI retired to after his resignation

2016-10-21

(VIDEO ONLY) In response to Pope Francis' express wishes, the private chambers of Castel Gandolfo will be open to the public. The popes' spend their summer holidays in this palace located in this quaint village in the outskirts of Rome. 

The last of the popes to have enjoyed this summer residence was Benedict XVI. This is the room where he spent the first weeks after his resignation in 2013. 

Pius XII and Paul VI both died in this exact location.