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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.

Meet one of the oldest living nuns in the world

2014-03-02

Her name is Alma Bellotti, but she's known as 'Sister Candida.' She's fun, witty and she is 107 years old. 

She is one of the oldest living nuns in the world, so she's seen her fair share of the good and the bad. 

SISTER CANDIDA
Oldest Nun 
"There's good and bad in life. There has always been sun and rain.” 

She's very sharp when it comes to important details, like the fact that she's been a Camillian nun for over 80 years, or that she lives in Tuscany with her fellow sisters. When it comes to less pressing matters, details come and go...

SISTER CANDIDA
Oldest Nun 
 When was I born? Well, I don't remember. They told me and they even wrote it down, but I don't remember. 

-Today is your birthday! 
-Ahhhh!
-February 20th, 1906, I mean 1907. 

Being one of the oldest nuns in the world, deserves a big celebration. So, she traveled to Rome and bright and early, she attended Pope Francis' morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. 

Making it on time wasn't really a challenge. Her congregation says that every day, at 5:00 a.m sharp, she is the first one in the chapel. 

Then she got a well deserved star treatment, with all eyes on her. 

She credits living a long and happy life to embracing joy and then there's also another key element. 

SISTER CANDIDA
Oldest Nun 
"Enjoy it!  Live a happy life, but you have to learn to accept. The first lesson is to accept every moment and the will of God.” 

She has lived through nine pontificates and when it comes to her favorite Pope, she says she doesn't have one. She says they've all been the right fit at the right time. 

SISTER CANDIDA
Oldest Nun 
"Every sing day we should give thanks to God, because only this can truly make people happy.”

And that she says, is the real secret of a long and joyful life. 


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