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For 1st Time, Pope Appoints Lay Person as New APSA Secretary

Dr. Fabio Gasperini Has More Than 25 Years of Expertise

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For the first time, a lay person has been appointed as Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Pope Francis’ APSA nomination of Dr. Fabio Gasperini was published in a June 15 Holy See Press Office bulletin.

Born in Rome on 17 October 1961, Dr. Fabio Gasperini is an auditor and chartered accountant.

With a degree in economics and commerce, he has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and auditing services at leading financial institutions: banks, insurance companies, asset management companies, securities brokerage firms and financial companies.

He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young Advisor S.p.A.; member of the EMEIA Executive Advisory Service Committee and of AIIA (Italian Association of Internal Auditors); European Head of the Banking and Capital Market sector and Italian Head of Advisory Services for the financial sector.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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