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Lawyer elected to head congregation of media sisters

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Sr Anna poses in front of the enlarged portrait of Venerable Sr Thecla Merlo, co-foundress and first superior general of the Daughters of St Paul, after her election, 2 Oct 2019, Ariccia Italy.

ARICCIA, Italy: A lawyer among the Daughters of St Paul was elected to head the congregation of media sisters recently.

On 2 October 2019, Sr Anna Caiazza was elected Superior General of the Daughters of St. Paul during their 11th General Chapter (5 Sept – 5 Oct 2019)

A little over 100 years after the Institute’s foundation (15 June 1915), the 60 Chapter delegates from over 50 countries on all the continents reflected on the theme chosen for this event: Arise and set out on your journey (Dt. 10:11), trusting in the Promise. 

Their multicultural and inter-ethnic presence, the challenges of the world of communications, the cultural turning points they are living and the epochal change underway that crosses every latitude of the planet are all elements that Sr Anna must allow to interpellate (question) her in guiding the Institute for the next six years (2019-2025).

Sr Anna was born on 24 July 1952 in Casavatore (Naples), Italy. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from Frederick II University, Naples, followed by a License in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

She has held roles of responsibility within the Congregation such as that of provincial councilor in Italy, and General Councilor for two terms of office. 

The new Superior General and her council, together with the Chapter delegates, will have an audience with Pope Francis on 4 October–an event that, occurring as it does at the beginning of the Extraordinary Missionary Month 2019, urges the new General Government of the Daughters of St Paul to launch out on the new paths that the Spirit is opening for announcing the Word – (FSP website).

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