By Vatican News
Pope Francis has appointed Sister Raffaella Petrini, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, as Secretary-General of the Governorate of Vatican City State. Since 2005 she has served as an official at the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Born in Rome on 15 January 1969, she holds a degree in political science from the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS) and a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum), where she is currently a professor.
The Pope has appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of the Governorate Italian lawyer Giuseppe Puglisi-Alibrandi, who until now has headed the Governorate's Legal Office. Alibrandi was born in Rome on 23 October 1966, where he earned a degree in law from La Sapienza University. Since 2014 he has served as an official at the Governorate, and since 2017 he has directed the Legal, Civil Status, Registry, and Notarial Office of Vatican City State.
Also today, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Mauro Gambetti as a member of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State. Cardinal Gambetti is Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican, President of the Fabbrica di San Pietro, and Vicar General of the Pope for Vatican City.