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VATICAN/PERU • This Saturday, 27 May, while Pope Francis was in Genoa on a pastoral visit, the Vatican Press Office announced the appointment of Fr. Reinaldo Nann, who belongs to the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, as the new prelate of the territorial prelature of Caraveli, Peru. Only some weeks ago, Fr. Reinaldo Nann had begun his work in his new parish in Peru’s Amazon region.  A native of Freiburg, Germany, he is 56 years old. As a priest fidei donum that is, he belongs to a group of diocesanRead More
POPE FRANCIS AT THE FAMILY SYNOD • The approval of the final document concluded the Synod of Bishops on the vocation and mission of the family in the Vatican at 18.46 on 24 October 2015. The final document was approved. All 94 paragraphs received 2/3 of the votes. These propositions will enable the Pope to write the post-synod Exhortation on the vocation and mission of the family in the contemporary Church and world. The final document produced and voted by the bishops will be published shortly, with the respective votesRead More
VATICAN/BRAZIL, Maria Fischer • Today Pope Francis appointed Auxiliary Bishop Rafael Biernaski of Curitiba, Brazil, as Bishop of Blumenau, Brazil. The Blumenau Diocese covers over 3,835㎢, and has a population of 671.282, of whom 460.282 are Catholics, with 67 Priests, 79 Religious and 53 permanent deacons. Blumenau is a town known for its traditions, which it has preserved from the German settlers who founded it. It lives strongly from ecological and cultural tourism. The Oktoberfest of Blumenau, based on the Munich Oktoberfest, was started in 1984 in order to encourageRead More