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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.

The canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII in 3D

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Millions will follow the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, and the Vatican Television Center will use up to 33 TV cameras and nine satellites to make it happen. 

The Vatican's service will work along with others TV companies like Sky, Sony, Eutelsat, Globecast, DBW Communication and Nexo Digital.

And though there's still a month to go, the event is already breaking records...not even the 2014 Sochi Olympics had so many satellites.

MSGR. DARÍO VIGANÒ
Director, Vatican Television Center
"We decided to use technology so that all countries can experience the ceremony, even if it's from afar. We also want historians to have a high quality record of the canonization.” 

The main goal is for all people to experience the canonization in St. Peter's Square, even if they're at home. 

To make that happen 13 cameras will air the ceremony in 3D, 15 in High Definition, and five in 4K resolution. 

The event will also make its way to the big screen. Roughly 500 movie theaters will air the ceremony live, in 20 countries, including Colombia, Brazil, the US, Spain, Austria and the UK. 

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican Spokesman
"It is a must to stay up to date with technology, because it's simply part of the future.” 

So, as the Vatican gets ready for the canonization of two Popes who made history, its television service also looks forward to setting its own record with technology.


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