Cardinal Levada Named to Latin America Commission

VATICAN CITY, OCT.8, 2009 ( Benedict XVI named Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as a counselor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.

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The Vatican press office announced the appointment today. Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, and Archbishop Jean-Luis Bruguès, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, were similarly named as counselors to the commission.

The Pope also named 10 prelates as members of the commission:

— Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic;
— Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico;
— Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, Canada;
— Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil;

— Archbishop Mario Antonio Cargnello of Salta, Argentina;
— Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer of La Plata, Argentina;
— Archbishop Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi of Montevideo, Uruguay;
— Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha of Mariana, Brazil;

— Archbishop Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brasil;
— Archbishop Lepoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua;
— Archbishop Orlando Antonio Corrales Garcia of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia;
— Coadjutor Archbishop Juan José Asenjo of Seville, Spain.

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