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New Cardinals Get Curial Assignments

VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2006 ( Benedict XVI appointed several of the new cardinals, elevated at the March 24 consistory, to membership in various dicasteries of the Roman Curia.

The Vatican press office reported the appointments Saturday. These were the appointments to the Vatican congregations:

— Doctrine of the Faith: Cardinals Jean-Pierre Ricard and Antonio Cañizares Llovera
— Divine Worship and the Sacraments: Cardinals Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and Franc Rodé
— Sainthood Causes: Cardinal William Levada
— Bishops: Cardinals William Levada and Franc Rodé

— Evangelization of Peoples: Cardinals Carlo Caffarra and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
— Clergy: Cardinal Sean O’Malley
— Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life: Cardinals Sean O’Malley and Agostino Vallini
— Catholic Education: Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz

These were the appointments to various pontifical councils:

— Promoting Christian Unity: Cardinal William Levada
— Executive Committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family: Cardinals Nicolas Cheong Jin-suk and Carlo Caffarra
— Justice and Peace: Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino
— Legislative Texts: Cardinal Agostino Vallini

— Interreligious Dialogue: Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales
— Culture: Cardinal Franc Rodé
— Social Communications: Cardinals Gaudencio Rosales, Nicolas Cheong Jin-suk and Stanislaw Dziwisz

Other appointments were:

— Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See: Cardinal Agostino Vallini
— Pontifical Commission for Latin America: Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino.

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