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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

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Pope's Agenda: a meeting with Prime Minister of Ireland to discuss future trip to Dublin

2016-11-28

On Monday morning, Pope Francis will meet in the Apostolic Palace with scientists from all over the world. They are meeting with the Pontifical Academy of Science and among them probably will be also Stephen Hawking

They have been in Rome since last week for the Science and Sustainability event on the impacts of scientific knowledge and technology on society and the environment. 

The pope will also meet with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, to discuss the pope's future trip to Ireland in 2018 for the International Meeting of Families. 

On Wednesday morning, Pope Francis will once again hold his General Audience. It will most likely be in St. Peter's Square for all the pilgrims visiting that week. 

Thursday will be a movie day because the Vatican will preview the latest Martin Scorsese film, "Silence" which tells the story of two Jesuit priests in Japan. The "Oscar-nominated" director could also be present.

On Friday, the Pope will meet with the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez. 

He will also attend the first of four meditations during the month of December delivered by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, who is the official preacher of the papal household. 

He will finish off his week of meetings with his Angelus prayer from his window in St. Peter's Square on Sunday afternoon. 


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