VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 30, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is a list published today of new members Benedict XVI appointed to the Pontifical Academies of Life and the Family.
— Jean-Marie Le Mene, president of the “Foundation Jerome Lejeune” of Paris, France, as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
As members of the presidential committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family:
— Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, archbishop of Milan, Italy;
— Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien, archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland;
— Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Boston, U.S.A.;
— Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brazil;
— His Beatitude Fouad Twal, patriarch of Jerusalem of the Latins;
— Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines, and
— Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellin of Burgos, Spain.
As members of the Pontifical Council for the Family:
— Attila and Julia Gergel, Hungary;
— Jaime Armando Miguel and Ligia Maria Moniz da Fonseca, India;
— David E. and Mary‑Joan Osatohanmwen Osunde, Nigeria;
— John S. and Claire Grabowski, U.S.A.;
— Umberto Diaz Victoria and Isabel Botia Aponte, Colombia;
— Leon Botolo Magoza and Marie Valentine Kisanga Sosawe, Democratic Republic of Congo;
— Naser and Amira (Simaan) Shakkour, Israel;
— Tomas Melendo Granados and Lourdes Millan Alba, Spain, and
— Jose Luis and Veronica Villasenor, Mexico.
As consultors of the Pontifical Council for the Family:
— Msgr. Livio Melina, president of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, Rome;
— Msgr. Augusto Sarmiento, professor at the faculty of theology of the University of Navarra, Spain;
— Msgr. Brice de Malherbe, professor at the “Ecole Cathedrale” and at the faculty of Notre‑Dame of Paris, France;
— Fr. Edoardo Scognamiglio, O.F.M. Conv., minister provincial of the Friars Minor Conventual in Naples, Italy;
— Pierpaolo Donati, professor at the department of sociology of the University of Bologna, Italy;
— Francesco Belletti, member of the national consultancy for family pastoral care of the Italian Episcopal Conference’s office for the pastoral care of the family;
— Stefano Zamagni, professor at the faculty of economics of the University of Bologna, Italy;
— Rafael Navarro‑Valls, professor of law at the “Universidad Complutense” of Madrid, Spain;
— Nicolas Jouve de la Barreda, professor of genetics at the “Universidad de Alcala”, Spain;
— Salvatore Martinez, president of the “Mons. Francesco Di Vincenzo” Institute for human promotion, Italy;
— Jose de Jesus Hernandez Ramos, counsellor of the Doha International Institute For Family Studies and Development, Mexico;
— Frank and Julie Laboda, U.S.A.;
— Germina Namatovu Ssemogerere, consultor of the “Capacity Building Programme for Ministry of Local Government Civil Service Personnel”, Uganda;
— Eugenia Scabini, dean of the faculty of psychology of the Sacred Heart Catholic University of Milan, Italy;
— Teresa Stanton Collet, professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law of Minneapolis, U.S.A.;
— Susanne Tiemann, professor of social law at the “Katholische Fachhochschule Nordrhein‑Westfalen” of Cologne, Germany, and
— Michaela Heereman Von Zuydtwyck, volunteer of the “Elternverein Nordrhein‑Westfalen” Association, Germany.