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Italian with Gregorian connection named doctrinal congregation's deputy

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Pope Francis has appointed a relatively young Italian priest and theologian as the second-in-command of the Vatican's doctrinal congregation. And like the office’s new leader, Jesuit Archbishop Luis Ladaria, the new deputy has a connection with the Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University.

The Vatican announced July 18 that Francis has chosen Msgr. Giacomo Morandi as the new secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and has also elevated him to the level of archbishop.

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