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    Bishop Chancellor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo of Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences seated to the left of Pope Francis as he addresses members of a summit at the Academy last year.

Local Judge invited to the Vatican

His Holiness Pope Francis and Bishop Chancellor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences have extended a personal invitation to Plaquemines’ own Judge Joy Cossich Lobrano to attend and participate in the Academy’s First Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights, the Environment, and Social Justice to be held at the Pontifical Academy located in the Vatican City in Italy on June 3 and 4.

Judge Lobrano is one of just 12 Federal and State Court judges attending from the US and one of 46 judges attending from North, Central, and South America and making presentations. According to the Academy, the goal of the summit is to bring together judges from all over the Americas who have an active role in the application and development of social, economic, and cultural justice in order to share their experiences, successes, best practices, and projects. Judge Lobrano is scheduled to make her presentation on June 3.


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