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Pope Names Consultors for Consecrated Life Congregation

Appoints Nun Who Recently Became 1st Woman Head of a Pontifical University

Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, including the Italian archbishop who serves as secretary of the Congregation for Catholic education, as well as several religious representing Rome’s pontifical universities, including the Franciscan nun who became the first woman head of a pontifical university, as well as various religious from the Gregorian University. The appointment is for a five-year period. (D.C.L.)

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The full list is as follows:

-Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto, Italy

-Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani, Italy, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education

-Sister Marcella Farina, F.M.A., ordinary lecturer in fundamental and systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of Science of Education “Auxilium”, Rome

– Fr. Jose Cristo Rey Garcia Paredes, C.M.F., vice director of the Theological Institute of Religious Life of Madrid, Spain

-Fr. Robert J. Gesinger, S.J., lecturer in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University, procurer general of the Society of Jesus, Rome

-Fr. Loic-Marie Le Bot, O.P., dean of the faculty of canon law of the Catholic Institute of Toulouse, France

-Sister Maria Domenica Melone, S.F.A., rector of the Pontifical University “Antonianum”, Rome

-Fr. Pier Luigi Nava, S.M.M., lecturer in formation in consecrated life in the Pontifical Faculty of Science of Education “Auxilium”, Rome

-Fr. Jesu Maria James Pudumai Doss, S.D.B., extraordinary lecturer in the faculty of canon law in the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome

-Fr. Bruno Secondin, O. Carm., ordinary lecturer emeritus in modern spirituality and foundations of spiritual life at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

-Fr. Yuji Sugawara, S.J., dean of the faculty of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Elena Lucia Bolchi, member of the Ordo Virginum of the archdiocese of Milan, patron of the Lombard Regional Ecclesiastical Tribunal, Milan, Italy

-Lourdes Gross Garcia, M. Id., director of the secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Commission for Consecrated Life, Madrid, Spain

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