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Pope Appoints Archbishop Charles Scicluna as Adjunct Secretary (#3 Official) of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Vatican Says Pope’s Entrusted Sex Abuse Investigator to Remain Archbishop of Malta

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna, the Pontiff’s entrust investigator into clergy sexual abuse, as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), where the Archbishop has served as Promoter of Justice.

The Archbishop of Malta and President of Maltese bishops, will be the CDF’s ‘Number 3’ official, to succeed retiring American Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia. The Vatican says he will likewise remain as Archbishop of Malta.

This Pope’s appointment of Scicluna was published in the Holy See Press Office’s Nov. 13 bulletin today.

The former official of the CDF has been acting as president of a review board handling abuse cases within the Congregation.

The Pope sent him to Chile to try to solve the scandal of abuse that has swept the Church of that country. It was after the Pope received the findings of the Archbishop, that the Pope summoned the South American country’s bishops’ to Rome, they all resigned, and the Pope accepted various resignations, including of Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.


Recent Features and Interviews with Archbishop Scicluna on ZENIT’s Web page:

FEATURE: ‘Your Advice for Young People to Stay or Be Faithful Catholics in Spite of Scandals?’ Archbishop Scicluna to ZENIT: ‘It Has to Be About Jesus’

FEATURE: Archbishop Scicluna: February Summit, From Words & Documents to Concrete Actions

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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