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Pope Francis Names First Woman To Senior Vatican Position

Pope Francis Names First Woman To Senior Vatican Position

Pope Francis on Wednesday named the first woman to hold a high-ranking post in the Secretariat of State.

The position is located in the male-dominated Vatican’s diplomatic and administrative nerve center.

66-year-old Italian laywoman Francesca Di Giovanni will assume a newly-created post.

Her role as "under-secretary" will be located in the Section for Relations with States.

Her role will be to perform as one of two deputy foreign ministers.

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