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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.
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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.

Mosaic of Pope Francis ready to be placed inside St. Paul Outside the Walls

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This will be the new face that adorns the magnificent walls inside the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. 

More than nine months after his election, Archpriest James Michael Harvey presented the mosaic of Pope Francis to the Holy Father, before Wednesday General Audience.

The mosaic of Pope Francis will be placed alongside those of Benedict XVI and John Paul II, at the gallery inside the Basilica. The gallery is well known for its mosaics of all the Popes elected in the Church's history.

This particular mosaic was built by workers at Fabric of St. Peter, inside the Vatican.


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