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From the Angelicum to Vatican City

The Angelicum community extends our warm congratulations to a beloved professor and alumna of the Faculty of Social Sciences. She has been called to serve the Church from within the walls of Vatican City. As she begins her special mission, we wanted to go beyond the headlines, and give you an Angelicum introduction.

Sr. Raffaella Petrini, F.S.E. is the first woman in the history of the Church to be appointed Secretary General of the Governorate of Vatican City State. This makes her the second highest authority within the executive branch of this monarchy. In her new mission, Sr. Raffaella is charged with the oversight of Vatican City, which concerns both the residents, and everything that it takes to make a civil state run smoothly, from infrastructure and telecommunications to economy, currency and healthcare. Though she is in charge of the operational aspect, her mission also includes various interactions at the service of the Holy See. In short, her position is both delicate and multifaceted. It is a mission to exercise the charism of administration for the Catholic Church within the Vatican. Her academic background, her vocation as a consecrated religious woman, and her personality of being attentive to the needs of all, certainly provide her with a strong foundation as she begins this assignment from the Successor of St. Peter.


Who is Sr. Raffaela?

Raffaella Petrini was born in 1969 and is a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist (F.S.E.), whose mission is to restore a sense of the sacred, especially the sacredness of human life, in a world that knows the rupture between… (READ FULL ARTICLE)