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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 Francisco Robles: New head of Mexico's Episcopal Conference


The 63 year old became a cardinal in 2007 and he is also the Archbishop of Guadalajara. He  grew up in a large family, as he is the third of 16 siblings. 

He replaces Msgr. Carlos Aguiar, who currently serves as the president of the Latin American Episcopal Conference. Both Aguiar and Robles, recently visited Rome to take part in the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.