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Reverend John J. Large, Pastor Russell DeStefano, Parish Business Manager Theresa R. Smith, Coordinator of Religious Education Ronald R. Coles, Director of Music Donna Bartlett, Parish Secretary Edward Canterbury, SFO, Parish Sexton Chris Ciborowski, Maintenance
(Vatican Radio) The Requiem Mass took place on Friday in St Peterâs Basilica for Cardinal Roberto Tucci, the former Director General of Vatican Radio who died this week at the age of 93. At the end of the Mass Pope Francis presided over the rites of Final Commendation and Valediction.
Born in Naples, Cardinal Tucci joined the Society of Jesus at an early age and was perhaps best known as the organizer of Pope Saint John Paul II's overseas visits.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the Minister-President of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff, who also met with the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.
After the meeting, Mr. Haseloff said they spoke about the 25th anniversary of the re-unification of Germany, as well as the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The Minister-President expressed his hopes the Pope could visit to mark the anniversaries.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Pontifical North American College on May 2 to celebrate Mass during a Day of Reflection with the title âFra JunÃpero Serra: Apostle of California, and Witness to Sanctity.â
Pope Francis has announced he intends to canonize Blessed JunÃpero Serra during his visit to the United States in September.