Italian Appointed Catholic Patriarch Of Jerusalem
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Sat 24th October 2020 | 07:40 PM
Jerusalem, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Oct, 2020 ) :Pope Francis has appointed an Italian priest, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, the patriarchate said in a statement Saturday.
"His Holiness, Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa as the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem after his service as Apostolic Administrator for a period of four years," the statement said.
Pizzaballa, a Franciscan brother, was formerly the church's custos of the Holy Land -- responsible for caring for and maintaining Christian presence in much of the middle East, as well as coordinating and organising the thousands of Catholic pilgrims to Jerusalem every year.