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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

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Music, Cheer, Prayer...More than 50,000 altar servers give Pope Francis a warm welcome

2014-08-05

(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis took a break from his vacation to meet with more than 50,000 altar servers in St. Peter's Square. After making several rounds in the popemobile to greet the crowds, the Pope led the Vespers and prayed with the youths while speaking in German. 

A group of altar servers also had the opportunity to ask the Pope some questions. Everything from the meaning of being an altar server, to time management and how to deal with teasing from their friends and peers. 


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