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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.

Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy passes away at 90

2014-06-03

Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy passed away on Monday June 2nd at the age of 90. He was the fourth Indian to be made a Cardinal and the first  from Asia to join the Roman Curia.

John Paul II made him a Cardinal back 1985. For many years, he served as Prefect for the Congregation for Oriental Churches and he also worked for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

With his death, the total number of Cardinals decreases to 214, but the number of papal electors remains at 118.  


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