Cardinal Mafi has new Roman curia office role

Pope Francis has elected Cardinal Mafi of the Diocese of Tonga and Niue as  member of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and the Pontifical Council.

Cardinal Mafi, 53, was among 15 cardinals the Pope has announced yesterday as members of various Vatican congregations and councils.

Cardinal Mafi takes part in the council’s decision making body deciding on matters laid out by the curia office to make sure the church’s humanitarian relief operations reach out to victims of disasters, foster charity and encourages cooperation and coordination of other Catholic organizations.

Cardinal Mafi is the youngest member of the College of Cardinals who was elevated to the cardinalate in February.

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