Sr. Alessandra Smerilli

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Cardinal Michael Czerny has been appointed as the new prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Czerny head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also named a new secretary and undersecretary for the social development dicastery. Read more

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli speaks at a press conference at the Vatican on July 7, 2020.

Pope Francis names religious sister to No. 2 position in Vatican’s social development office

Aug 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, 46, was appointed ‘ad interim.’ Read more