VATICAN CITY, MAY 19, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The leadership of the newly established Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization is shaping up, as Benedict XVI appointed today 10 consultors.
Last week, the Vatican announced that Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas and Monsignor Graham Bell were named to the council as secretary and undersecretary, respectively. They are assisting the president, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella.
The consultors named today draw from a wide range of new charisms, including the vicar-general of Opus Dei, the president of Communion and Liberation, and the co-initiator of the Neo-Catechumenal Way. As well, he chose the presidents of the unions of superiors-general of both men’s and women’s religious congregations.
The consultors are:
— Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, (Spain) vicar general of Opus Dei;
— Father Pascual Chávez Villanueva, (Mexico) rector major of the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco and president of the Union of Superiors General;
— Father Julián Carrón, (Spain) president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation and ecclesiastical assistant to the Association Memores Domini;
— Jesuit Father François-Xavier Dumortier, (France) rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome;
— Father Pierangelo Sequeri, (Italy) vice rector and professor of fundamental theology at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy and lecturer in aesthetics of the holy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, Milan;
— Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity Sister Sara Butler, (USA) professor of dogmatic theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York;
— Daughter of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Sister Mary Lou Wirtz, (USA) general-superior of her congregation and president of the Union of Superiors General (UISG);
— Dr. Chiara Amirante, (Italy) founder and president of the New Horizons Association of the Diocese of Anagni-Alatri, Italy;
— Kiko Argüello, (Spain) a co-initiator of the Neo-Catechumenal Way;
— Lucetta Scaraffia, (Italy) professor of contemporary history in the faculty of letters and philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome.