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New Cardinals Named to Curial Posts

New Zealand Cardinal Named to Unity Council, Evangelization Congregation

The Vatican announced today several appointments made by Pope Francis:

– Msgr. Paolo Rocco Gualtieri, nunciature counsellor, as apostolic nuncio in Madagascar, elevating him to the dignity of archbishop;

– Bishop Francois Eid, emeritus of Cairo of the Maronites and procurator of the Maronite Patriarchate at the Holy See, as apostolic visitator for the Maronite faithful in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania:

– the following cardinals, created in the Consistory of 14 February 2015, as Members of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia:

– in the Council of Cardinals and Bishops of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State: Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura;

– in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez, archbishop of Valladolid, Spain;

– in the Congregation for the Oriental Churches: Cardinals Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, archbishop of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, and Edoardo Menichelli, archbishop of Ancona-Osimo, Italy;

– in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura;

– in the Congregation for the Causes of Saints: Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura;

– in the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples: Cardinals John Atcherley Dew, archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand; Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon, archbishop of Ha Noi, Viet Nam; Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij, archbishop of Bangkok, Thailand; Arlindo Gomes Furtado, bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde; and Soane Patita Paini Mafi, bishop of Tonga;

– in the Congregation for the Clergy: Cardinals Manuel Jose Macario do Nascimento Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal, and Alberto Suarez Inda, archbishop of Morelia, Mexico;

– in the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life: Cardinals Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar, and Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay;

– in the Congregation for Catholic Education: Cardinal Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan, bishop of David, Panama;

– in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: Cardinal John Atcherley Dew, archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand;

– in the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”: Cardinals Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon, archbishop of Ha Noi, Viet Nam, and Alberto Suarez Inda, archbishop of Morelia, Mexico;

– in the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”: Cardinals Francesco Montenegro, archbishop of Agrigento, Italy; Arlindo Gomes Furtado, bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde; and Soane Patita Paini Mafi, bishop of Tonga;

– in the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples: Cardinals Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, archbishop of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; and Francesco Montenegro, archbishop of Agrigento, Italy;

– in the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers: Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli, archbishop of Ancona-Osimo, Italy;

– in the Pontifical Council for Culture: Cardinals Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Ricardo Blazquez Perez, archbishop of Valladolid, Spain; and Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan, bishop of David, Panama; 

– in the Pontifical Council for Social Communications: Cardinals Manuel Jose Macario do Nascimento Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal, and Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij, archbishop of Bangkok, Thailand;

– in the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation: Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay.

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