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Surprise appointments

29 October 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
 
Pope Francis this week made two surprise appointments to Italian dioceses usually led by cardinals, writes Christopher Lamb. One is Fr Corrado Lorefice, 53, a parish priest, made Archbishop of Palermo, and the other is Bishop Matteo Zuppi, an auxiliary bishop of Rome, made Archbishop of Bologna. Fr Lorefice wrote a book on Fr Pino Puglisi, beatified in 2013, who opposed the mafia in Brancaccio, Palermo and was killed. Bishop Zuppi is a key figure in Sant’ Egidio, which works to




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