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New officials named to Roman Rota

July 21, 2017

Pope Francis has named two new officials for the Roman Rota.

Father Pierangelo Pietracatella, a priest of the Toronta diocese in Italy, will be the chief of office for the Roman Rota; Father Hans-Peter Fischer, of the Freiburg archdiocese in Germany, will be the auditor.

The Roman Rota is the Church’s highest appeals court. Its case load is dominated by marriage cases.


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