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Letter from Rome: Jesuit pope looks to Franciscans

Francis continues to appoint friars to major dioceses and may soon choose one for a top Vatican job

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Letter from Rome: Jesuit pope looks to Franciscans

Archbishop-elect Marco Tasca was a surprise choice. (Photo: OFM Conv)

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Pope Francis recently shocked Catholics in Italy when he named Father Marco Tasca, a two-term superior general of the Conventual Franciscans (Grey Friars), to head the Archdiocese of Genoa.

The pope made the surprise appointment on May 6, just one month before the archbishop-elect's 63rd birthday.

Genoa is one of the most prestigious dioceses in Italy, and even in the world. It has a centuries-long history of being headed, from time to a time, by a cardinal.

And the last five archbishops of the northern Italian see were all given the red hat, dating back to Cardinal Giuseppe Siri.

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