4 Named to Eastern Churches Congregation

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 9, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem is the newest member of the Vatican Congregation for Eastern Churches.

Benedict XVI named Archbishop Fouad Twal to the post Saturday, according to the Vatican press office.

The Holy Father also appointed Archbishop Jan Babjak of Presov, Slovakia, of Byzantine rite Catholics; Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; and Archbishop Basil Schott of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also of the Byzantine rite.

The prefect of the congregation is Cardinal Leonardo Sandri.

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