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Pope Francis Appoints Monsignor Geno Sylva '85 to New Church Role
Jessica Fiddes

Delbarton congratulates alumnus Monsignor Geno Sylva '85 on his appointment by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to the first section of the newly created Dicastery for Evangelization. The Pope established the Dicastery for Evangelization in the 2022 apostolic constitution Praedicate Evangelium, saying that it “serves the work of evangelization, so that Christ, the light of the nations, may be known and witnessed to by word and deed, and the Church, his mystical Body, may be built up.”

The Dicastery for Evangelization is presided over by Pope Francis and includes two sections; Monsignor Sylva is appointed to the Section for Fundamental Questions regarding the Evangelization in the world, a group headed by Italian prelate Archbishop Rino Fisichella.‚Äč Currently, Monsignor Sylva is Vicar for Special Projects and the Cathedral, and the Rector of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson, NJ.

The Delbarton community salutes Monsignor Geno Sylva '85 on his exciting new role in the Church.