Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pope Francis Appoints Salesian Sister Alessandra Smerilli, as State Councilor to Vatican City

Pope Francis has appointed as State Councilor to Vatican City State, Salesian Sister Alessandra Smerilli, F.M.A., professor of political economy at the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences “Auxilium.” The State Councilor provides assistance in the elaboration of the Vatican Laws and in other matters of particular importance. The Pontifical Commission for the Vatican City State, composed of a General Councilor and five State Councilors, is the body that exercises legislative power in the Vatican City State. It is the dicastery that holds the de facto administration of the Vatican City State, overseeing all aspects of public life. Sr. Alessandra was among the participants as auditor at the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme: "Young people, faith and vocational discernment" (October 3-28, 2018).  Source:

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