Vatican City, 11 June 2016 – The Holy Father has appointed:
- Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M., archbishop emeritus of São Paulo and prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy, as special envoy to the 17th National Eucharistic Congress of Brazil, to be held in Belém from 15 to 21 August 2016.
- Rev. Fr. Marek Forgáč as auxiliary of Košice (area 10,430, population 1,157,000, Catholics 678,600, priests 477, permanent deacons 3, religious 404), Slovakia. The bishop-elect was born in Košice, Slovakia in 1974 and was ordained a priest in 1999. He studied psychology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and has served as parish vicar, head of youth pastoral ministry at the University Pastoral Centre, and lecturer at the theological faculty in Košice. He is currently spiritual director of the University Pastoral Centre, and vice dean for science and doctoral studies at the theological faculty of Košice.
- Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, as member of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.
- Juan Grabois as consultor of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace. Mr Grabois is co-founder of the Movement of Excluded Workers and the Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy and lecturer in state theory at the University of Buenos Aires and professional practice at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.