WelCom August 2022
Pope Francis has appointed three women to the Dicastery of Bishops, which assists the Pope in choosing bishops. They are the first women to ever be named members of the dicastery. Two of them are religious sisters.
Sr Raffaella Petrini, a Franciscan, has been secretary general of the Vatican’s governorate, the second-ranking position in the government of the Vatican City State. Sr Yvonne Reungoat is superior general of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a branch of the Salesians. Maria Lia Zervino is president of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations.