The Vatican Observatory staff celebrated the 80th Anniversary of their move to the Papal Summer Residence this week with a Symposium on their extensive fields of research. The week culminated with a private audience with Pope Francis this morning.
As part of these festivities, Pope Francis appointed Br. Guy Consolmagno as Director of the Vatican Observatory.
Fr. Jose’ Funes, previous Director, will be returning to his home, Argentina, to teach at the Universidad de Cordoba. We thank him for his many years of research and leadership and wish him all the very best in his new position.