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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.

Vatican asks for a fair distribution of energy

2014-04-20

One out of five people, don't have access to electricity. About 250 million people still depend on wood and coal for energy and heat. 

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace published a new document that shows how a fair distribution of natural resources can help developing countries. It's titled "Energy, Justice and Peace.”

CARD. PETER TURKSON
President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
"This is an attempt not to be prescriptive with any solutions about energy, because we are not experts. But the Church recognizes that we can always provide some support, some direction, some inspiration to all human endeavors, including science and research.”

The document talks about energy as a common good: a gift God gave to all mankind to be enjoyed by all. Failing to distribute it fairly, can have dangerous consequences. 

CARD. PETER TURKSON
President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
"Because energy underlies a whole lot of aspects of human society and human life, it can be a source of conflict, it can be a source of war, it can be a source of development, it can a source of under-development, it can be a source of oppression.”

With this document, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is taking concrete steps to echo Pope Francis' call to respect mother nature and to help those in the outskirts of society.


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