Pope assigns new cardinals to Vatican congregations
Pope John Paul II has given the newest group of cardinals their assignments as members of Vatican congregations and councils in a series of appointments that highlights the role cardinals play in governing the Church.
The pope created 30 new cardinals in late October. In addition to their primary ministries and offices, some were yesterday assigned positions within the Vatican congregations and councils.
In the most prominent appointment, French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (pictured) was placed in charge of the Vatican Library, a position which makes him the Church's official archivist. He had been an official in the Secretariat of State since 1990.
Sydney's Cardinal George Pell is named as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
The following is the list published in yesterday's Zenit online news from Rome:
* Jean-Louis Tauran and Attilio Nicora to the Council of Cardinals and Bishops of the Section for Relations with States in the Vatican Secretariat of State.
* Jean-Louis Tauran to the Congregation for Eastern Churches.
* Justin Rigali, Josip Bozanic, Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Mân, Philippe Barbarin and Marc Ouellet to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.
* Jean-Louis Tauran, Julián Herranz, Javier Lozano Barragán and Attilio Nicora to the Congregation for Bishops.
* Renato Martino, Javier Lozano Barragán, Stephen Hamao, Attilio Nicora, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Telesphore Placidus Toppo and Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Mân to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
* Angelo Scola and Tarcisio Bertone to the Congregation for Clergy.
* Philippe Barbarin of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
* Francesco Marchisano and Peter Erdo to the Congregation for Catholic Education.
* Julián Herranz to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.
* Ennio Antonelli and Josip Bozanic to the Pontifical Council for Laity.
* Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
* Angelo Scola and George Pell to the Pontifical Council for the Family.
* Stephen Fumio Hamao, Bernard Panafieu and George Pell to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
* Renato Martino, Stephen Fumio Hamao and Gabriel Zubeir Wako to the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum."
* Keith O'Brien to the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers.
* Carlos Amigo Vallejo to the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers.
* Peter Erdo to the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts.
* Bernard Panafieu and Telesphore Placidus Toppo to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
* Francesco Marchisano and Rodolfo Quezada Toruńo to the Pontifical Council for Culture.
* Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Keith O'Brien, Eusebio Scheid and Ennio Antonelli to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
* Renato Martino and Justin Rigali to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.
* Francesco Marchisano and Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson to the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Goods of the Church.
* Julián Herranz of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei."
In addition, the Pope appointed Cardinals Javier Lozano Barragán, Eusebio Scheid and Marc Ouellet as counselors of the Pontifical Commission for Latin American and Cardinals Carlos Amigo Vallejo and Rodolfo Quezada Toruńo, as members of the same pontifical commission.
* Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary of the Section for the Relations with States of the Secretariat of State, was named a consultant of the Congregation for Bishops.
Pope names French cardinal, ex-foreign minister, to Vatican library (Catholic News Service 24/11/03)
New Cardinals Appointed to Posts in Roman Curia (Zenit 24/11/03)
Pope assigns new cardinals to Vatican congregations, councils (Catholic News Service 24/11/03)
New appointments to Roman Curia (Catholic World News 25/11/03)
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26 Nov 2003