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Pope names five cardinals to Vatican appeals court


Pope John Paul II has named five cardinals to a Vatican tribunal that hears appeals for marriage annulments and Vatican City criminal and civil cases.

Friday's edition of L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, reported the appointments to the Apostolic Signatura, the supreme tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church.

The tribunal handles appeals from the Roman Rota, which considers requests for marriage annulments.

The four cardinals include Cardinal Edward Egan of New York, Jozef Glemp, from the pope's homeland in Poland; two Italians, Agostino Cacciavillan and Sergio Sebastiani; and Walter Kasper, a German.

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Supremo Tribunale della Segnatura Apostolica
Tribunals - Judicial institutions of the Holy See (EWTN)

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AP

11 Jun 2002