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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.

Vatican's Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, is now a Cardinal

2014-02-22

Pope Francis celebrated his first consistory by creating 19 cardinals. Wearing the red attire that distinguishes cardinals, they knelt before Pope Francis as he blessed them and gave them their traditional red beretta.

 

 

 

 

The first six cardinals on the list include:

 

 

-Vatican's Secretary of State, Msgr. Pietro Parolin.

 

 

-Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops

 

 

-Gerhard Ludwig Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

 

-Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.

 

 

-Vincent Gerard Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

 

 

-Leopoldo Jose Brenes Solorzano, Archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua.

 

 

 

 

 

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