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Pope Francis Appoints Assistant Under-Secretary of Pontifical Council for Culture

Also Names Substitute Promoter of Justice at the Supreme Tribunal of Apostolic Signature

Appointment of the Assistant Under-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture

The Holy Father appointed The Reverend Monsignor Carlo Maria Polvani, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. Up to now, he served in the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State.

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 The Reverend Monsignor Carlo Maria Polvani

 The Reverend Monsignor Carlo Maria Polvani was born in Milan on July 28, 1965. He was a student at the Leo XIII Institute of Milan and at the Stanislas College of Montreal. In 1985 he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biochemistry of McGill University in Montreal, and a Doctorate in 1990 from the same University.

He obtained a Master’s in Divinity in 1993 from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Cambridge, USA). After receiving a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, he specialized in Jurisprudence and Forensic Psychology in 1996 and obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1999. A student at the Pontifical Lombard Seminary (Rome), he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milan on February 14, 1998. Since 2012 he has been His Holiness’ Prelate of Honour.

After attending the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, he entered the Holy See’s Diplomatic Service in July of 1999 and was Envoy to the Apostolic Nunciature in Mexico. Since 2001 he has worked at the State Secretariat in charge of the Office of Information and Documentation and the Technical Office of the General Affairs Section, as well as the Holy See’s Representative in the Government Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In 2015 he was appointed Member of the Commission on the Vatican Media and the Holy See’s Executive Committee on Information and Communication Technology. He is the author of several articles of scientific divulgation. In addition to Italian, he <speaks> English, French, Spanish, and German.

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Appointment of the Substitute Promoter of Justice at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature

 The Holy Father appointed The Reverend Monsignor Alberto Perlasca Substitute Promoter of Justice at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature. Up to now, he served in the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State.

The Reverend Monsignor Alberto Perlasca

 Born at Como on July 21, 1960, he was ordained a priest of the Como Diocese on June 13, 1992. He received a degree in Jurisprudence from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Since 2006 he has been Chaplain of His Holiness. In the month of October 2003, he was retained in the Juridical Office of the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State and incorporated in the Holy See’s Diplomatic Service. From April 2006 to May 2008 he worked in the Apostolic Nunciature in Argentina. He then returned to the Secretariat of State, working in the Administrative Office, which he has headed since July 2009. He is a Member of the Councils of Administration of the Pensions Fund, of the Health Assistance Fund and the Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital. In addition, he is a Member of the College of Reviewers of the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. He has held several posts, among then Consultor of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Monsignor Perlascsa has always been active in the canonical ambit, taking part in several academic activities. In addition to Italian, he speaks English, French, and Spanish.

[Original text: Italian] [ZENIT’s translation by Virginia M. Forrest

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