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Pope Francis has promulgated new decrees regarding future saints

April 27, 2016. Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtues of the Spanish woman, Montse Grases; the martyrdom of 38 priest in Albania, and has also authorized the beatification of the Irish Jesuit, John Sullivan.
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Pope names new archbishop of Havana. Also new bishops for Mexico and Spain

On April 26 , 2016. Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Juan de la Caridad García, the new archbishop of San Cristobal of Havana after the resignation of Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino for having turned 75. Juan de la Caridad Garcia , 67, was until now archbishop in Camagüey, Cuba. After the resignation of Ulises Macías, the Pope appointed Bishop Ruy Rendon, 62, archbishop of Hermosillo, Mexico on Tuesday. Tuesdays bulletin announced the appointment of Manuel Herrero as bishop of Palencia, Spain; John Alphonsus Ryan as Bishop of Mzuzu, Malawi; and Edward M. Rice, Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau in the US. On the diplomatic section, Francisco Montecillo has been named apostolic nuncio in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
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The Pope has appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican nuncio to the U.S.

April 12, 2016. The French-born Archbishop will be replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.
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Pope Francis will travel to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

April 9, 2016. The Vatican officially announced Pope Francis new international travels. They will be to Armenia (June 24-26), and to Georgia and Azerbaijan (September 30- October 2).
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The Pope will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, 2016

April 7, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16th. It will be a one day trip to visit the refugees arriving in the Greek coast fleeing war and violence. He will be accompanied the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Ieronymos II.

Chilean Cardinal Errázuriz turns 80, number of papal electors down to 111

2013-09-05

The Archbishop emeritus of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa,turned 80 on September 5, making the Chilean prelate ineligible to vote in future conclaves. As a result, the number of papal electors decreased to 111.

Cardinal Errázuriz Ossa was born 1933 in Santiago. He was ordained a priest in 1961, and archbishop in 1991. During that time, he worked with college students in Chile, and presided over the Schoenstatt Movement he belongs to.

After working in Rome for a few years in the 90's, the cardinal returned to Chile, where he lead the country's episcopal conference, as well as regional bishop's group CELAM. 

John Paul II created him cardinal in 2001, and he took part in the 2005 and 2013 conclaves. Most recently, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Errázuriz Ossa to a special eight member commission of cardinals that will advise him on the reform of the Roman Curia and Church governance.


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