Pope chooses Franciscan as Secretary of the Congregation for Religious

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Pope Francis has begun his appointments to the Roman Curia with a surprise: Franciscan leader Fr. Jose Rodriguez Carballo is the new Secretary of the Congregation for institutes of consecrated life, reports, Vatican Insider. (ARTICLE)

.The new prelate’s appointment may be seen with particular significance in the U.S., where his new congregation had launched an investigation, known as an “apostolic visitation,” of individual orders of U.S. Catholic sisters in 2009,  states,  Joshua J. McElwee – NCR

Pope chooses Franciscan leader as Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for religious – Vatican Insider

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