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Pope Taps American to Head New Vatican Office for Families

Pope Francis on Wednesday named an American to head the new Vatican office for families and laity as part of his aim to bring a more pastoral bent to the Vatican's bureaucracy. Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, a former Legion of Christ priest whose brother is also a top Vatican official, becomes one of the highest-ranking Americans at the Holy See. Francis appointed the Irish-born Farrell on Wednesday as he formally created the new Dicastery for the Laity, Families and Life, which...

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