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Dicastery

A dicastery is a department of the Roman Curia, the administration of the Holy See through which the pope directs the Roman Catholic Church. The most recent comprehensive constitution of the church, Pastor bonus, includes this definition: By the word "dicasteries" are understood the Secretariat of State, Tribunals and Offices, the Apostolic Camera, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See and the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See; these dicasteries or departments are grouped in the following categories: Secretariats: Secretariat of State Secretariat for the Economy Congregations, headed by a prefect, most a cardinal: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Congregation for the Oriental Churches Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Congregation for the Causes of Saints Congregation for Bishops Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Congregation for the Clergy Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life Congregation for Catholic Education Dicasteries: Dicastery for Communications Dicastery for the Laity and Life Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Tribunals: Apostolic Penitentiary Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura Tribunal of the Roman Rota Pontifical councils: Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Pontifical Council for Culture Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization Offices: Apostolic Camera, headed by the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See Vatican City portal

Avenida Comandante Valòdia

Avenida Comandante Valódia known as Bairro dos Combatentes is a residential area neighborhood in Luanda's central municipality of Sambizanga in Luanda province of Angola, is centered on a busy interchange. It has a length of 1.61 km ² and about 144,000 inhabitants and is split in both ways, it is bordered to the west by Kinaxixi, on the north by Marçal, in the east by São Paulo, south by Avenida Brasil. It has the following coordinates: Latitude: -8°49'5.88" and Longitude: 13°14'51.36. The neighborhood is known for its office and residential buildings, is home to the famous Hotel Tròpico, the renowned 147 public school and the now defunct Feira Ngoma. According to Angolan historian Paulo Azevedo, the name of the neighborhood was given by the Angolan government in honour of a lieutenant in the Angolan army named Valódia, one of the prominent generals during the Angolan War of Independence. Named Bairro dos Combatantes da Primeira Guerra Mundial, the neighborhood was founded by the Portuguese government in 1970 during the colonial period to support the families of the Portuguese colonial army during the Angolan War of Independence.

When Angola regained independence from Portugal in 1975, it was renamed, the population at the time comprised only people of Caucasian race with only a handful of people of different races that inhabited this residential area. As the war for independence started to reach its end, fearing reprisal from the native population, the Portuguese contingent started to flee and only 5% remained of the total population with Portuguese ancestry. After a redevelopment in the late 1980s, Avenida Comandante Valòdia became one of the busiest parts of the Sambizanga municipality. Just across Kinaxixi in downtown Avenida Comandante Valódia, is located the famous Tròpico Hotel. Funded in 1997 the hotel has been a source of income for the area attracting an estimated 1.1 million people from expats from around the world as well as locals searching for a place to stay in Luanda. The area is home to many restaurants and business offices and banks who contribute to national wealth of Angola. There are numerous public and private schools known as colégio in Avenida Comandante Valódia, Public schools include: 147 known as Cento e quarenta e sete, Pascoal Luvualu and 132 all K-12 schools.

Private schools in the area include: Colégio Santa Teresinha, Colégio Pitabel and 2-ÁS

Combat Logistics Battalion 13

Combat Logistics Battalion 13 is a logistics battalion of the United States Marine Corps. In garrison, it falls under the command of Combat Logistics Regiment 17 and the 1st Marine Logistics Group; the battalion is based out of California. Provide combat service support to Marine forces in the Southern California Area of Operations in order to sustain air and ground operations. Accept augmenting forces to form a Battalion Service Support Group. Provide a full range of expeditionary combat service support in direct support to the Ground Combat Element, Aviation Combat Element, or Command Element of 13th MEU in order to enable the accomplishment of all assigned missions across a wide spectrum of conventional and selected maritime special operations. Be prepared to conduct simultaneous, self-sufficient tactical security operations in order to ensure that the provision of this support is not interrupted in a hostile environment. Transportation support company • Activated 6 January 1985 at camp pendleton, California, as marine amphibious unit • Service support group 13 and assigned to the 1st force service support group, • Fleet marine force, pacific.

• Redesignated 5 February 1988 as marine expeditionary unit service support group 13 • Participated in operations desert shield and desert storm, southwest Asia, • September–November 1990 and January–March 1991. • Participated in support of operations in Somalia, October 1993 – February 1994. • Participated in operation united shield, February–March 1995. • Participated in operation southern watch, southwest Asia, November 1997 – January 1998. • Participated in operation determined response, October–December 2000. • Participated in operation enduring freedom and Pakistan, March 2002. • Participated in operation Iraqi freedom, October–December 2005 and April–November 2007. • Redesignated 18 May 2006 as combat logistics battalion 13 and reassigned to • Combat logistics regiment 17, 1st marine logistics group. List of United States Marine Corps battalions Organization of the United States Marine Corps 1st SGT curtis rice This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.

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