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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.

Pope holds his first meeting with 'Council of Cardinals'

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On Tuesday morning, the Pope led his first meeting with the council ofeight cardinals, who will advise him or reforming the Curia and the governance of the Church. 

The meeting with the 'Council of Cardinals' was held at the Papal Apartment's library. To start things off, the group took a picture with the Pope before starting off their meeting with a prayer. Their first meeting round will be held from October 1st to October 3rd.

The Council of Cardinals was created by Pope Francis on April 13th, a month after his election.


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