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New Substitute tipped for Vatican

Archbishop Fernando Filoni, the Vatican’s deputy Secretary of State, will soon be named prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization, according to leading Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli.

  • Vatican City
  • May 2, 2011
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Archbishop Fernando Filoni, the Vatican’s deputy Secretary of State, will soon be named prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization, according to leading Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli.

Tornielli reports in Italian daily La Stampa that Archbishop Filoni will be named to replace Cardinal Ivan Dias, who celebrated his 75th birthday last week and thus reached retirement age, Catholic Culture says.

The announcement of a replacement for Cardinal Dias has been heavily anticipated around Rome. The Congregation for Evangelization, or Propaganda Fidei, coordinates the work of the Church in mission territories.

The Nuncio to Cuba, Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, has also been tipped to become the new Vatican Deputy Secretary of State.

The appointment would be made official in May, the Miami Herald adds.

The Sicilian-born Becciu, who will be 63 in June, has been in the Vatican's diplomatic service since 1984 and in Cuba since July 2009.

SOURCE

New appointments due for Roman Curia? (Catholic Culture)

Nuncio to Cuba due for Vatican promotion (Miami Herald)
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