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Two appointments to key spots in Vatican Curia

Pope John Paul II has filled two important positions in the Roman Curia, naming Salesian theologian Fr Angelo Amato as secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Irish Legionaire of Christ Fr Brian Farrell as secretary of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

With his new appointment, 64 year old native Italian Fr Amato will become an archbishop. The former lecturer at the Salesian university in Rome succeeds Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, who was recently appointed to head the Archdiocese of Genoa.

Irish theologian Farrell, who becomes a bishop, will succeeds Bishop Marc Ouellet, who has been named Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada.

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