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Resignations and Appointments, 23.12.2017

Appointment of Members of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia

The Holy Father Francis has appointed the following Cardinals as Members of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia:

1) in the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, His Eminence Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio in Syria (Italy);

2) in the Congregation for Bishops, His Eminence Cardinal Juan José Omella Omella, archbishop of Barcelona (Spain);

3) in the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Eminent Cardinals: Carlos Osoro Sierra, archbishop of Madrid (Spain); Blase Joseph Cupich, archbishop of Chicago (United States of America);

4) in the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, the Eminent Cardinals: Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela); Jozef De Kesel, archbishop of Mechelen‑Brussel (Belgium); Jean Zerbo, archbishop of Bamako (Mali);

5) in the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Eminent Cardinals: Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh); Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp., bishop of Port‑Louis (Mauritius); John Ribat, M.S.C., archbishop of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); Louis‑Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D., vicar apostolic of Vientiane (Laos); Gregorio Rosa Chávez, auxiliary of San Salvador (EI Salvador);

6) in the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, His Eminence Juan José Omella Omella, archbishop of Barcelona (Spain);

7) in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, His Eminence Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., bishop of Stockholm (Sweden);

8) in the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, His Eminence Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.