Appointment. On 22 March 2002, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, communicated to Fr. Benjamín Romo, C.M., that, after having studied the list of three candidates presented by the AIC, he has been named Ecclesiastical Assistant of the International Association of Charities (AIC), for a period of three years.
Appointment. On 17 April 2002, by a decree from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M., was named Delegate of the Holy See to preside at the General Chapter of the Religious of St. Vincent de Paul (founded in 1845) from May 4-19, 2002, in Rome.
Beatification Ceremony. On 11 June 2002, the Secretariat of State communicated to Fr. Roberto D'Amico, Postulator General, that the Holy Father has decided that the Beatification Ceremony of the Servant of God Marcantonio Durando, C.M., (1801-1880), Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus the Nazorean, will take place on World Mission Sunday, 22 October 2002, in St. Peter's Square, Rome, together with the beatification of the Servants of God Maria of the Passion, Liduina Meneguzzi, David Okelo and Gildo Irwa.