Pope Francis has asked Father Fabio Salerno to become one of his personal secretaries, reported Vatican News. He is currently working in the Section for Relations with States in the Vatican Secretariat of State.
He replaces Coptic Catholic Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, who concluded his service to the Holy Father on July 31.
Responding to questions from journalists, Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office, confirmed the news on Saturday. He explained that as is the case in other curial roles, so too in this case, “a normal turnover of roles”, as desired by Pope Francis, is taking place.