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New Custodian of the Holy Land

May 20, 2016. Friar Francesco Patton is the new Custodian of the Holy Land. He succeeds Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who was in office for the last 12 years. Friar Francesco Patton is 52 years old from Vigo Meano (Italy). He graduated in Communication Sciences from the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome and until now was the provincial minister of the Order of Friars Minor in Saint Vigilius of Trent.

Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, of Guatemala, passes away

2012-06-04

CARD. RODOLFO QUEZADA TORUÑO
 Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago (Guatemala)

“Until we have more Christians, not only with religious cultural roots, but with a truly personal faith, who can discover their vocation to holiness and in their personal lives,  will we have more a humane and just society.”

In 2003, John Paul II named him a cardinal. He took part in the conclave that elected Benedict XVI. But on March 8th, when he turned 80, he lost his voting power.

With his death, the number of cardinal non electors is down to 87. While the number of cardinal electors is 122.


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