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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pope appoints layman whom he has accepted to important Vatican post

Pope Francis has appointed Gleason de Paula Souza, a family patriarch who was a seminarian and member of The Small Work of Divine Providence (Orionists), as the new head of the Vatican’s Diocese for the Lot, the Family and Life Was secretary. came to confession with the holy fathers,

Like this, Gleason de Paula Souza, those who did not receive priestly ordinationAt the age of 38, he became the youngest Secretary of the Kariya Vibhag.

Gleason di Paula Souza is a professor of Catholicism at the A Vallone State Scientific and Linguistic Lyceum in Galatina (Italy), which was accepted by Pope Francis after receiving a letter from him in 2014.

At the time, Glisson de Paula was a member of the Congregation for the Small Works of Divine Providence, according to the Pontifical Press Office, and now, He is married and is the father of two daughters.

He was born on May 14, 1984 in the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and graduated in theology in 2015 from the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.

He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Salento in Lecce (Italy) and from 2005 to 2016 he was a member of the Congregation founded by Don Orione.

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Paula Souza’s Gleason Another Brazilian, replaced Father Alexandre Avi MelloA Schönstatt priest who has completed his five-year term and has been superior of his congregation since August.

With the appointment of the new Secretary, Pope Francis has put into practice two aspects of the new Apostolic Constitution.

On the one hand, the maintenance of priests in positions of curia for a period of five yearspossibly renewable once, and the inclusion of laypeople in high positions.

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When Gleason was studying his second theology year in Rome in 2014, letter to pope francis

After reading it, the Pope called him on the phone and invited him to attend Mass at the Casa de Santa Marta.

According to Gleason, in the letter He opened his heart and told about his current situation.

“His word was a constant invitation to the mercy of the Lord. I asked if I could confess. He accepted and I opened my heart to him. He kept quiet, gave me the freedom to reflect and told me he was with me,” Gleason explained in 2014.

During the conversation, Pope Francis spoke to her about her letter and commented on some of the points where the new secretary spoke to him about her feelings and personal situation in the context of her professional path.

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