Vatican City, 9 July 2016 – The Holy Father appointed:
- Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F., prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, as his special envoy to preside at the 24th International Mariological Marian Conference, to take place in Fatima, Portugal from 6 to 11 September 2016.
- Archbishop Franco Coppola, apostolic nuncio in the Central African Republic and in Chad, as apostolic nuncio in Mexico.
- Archbishop Michael W. Banach, apostolic nuncio in Senegal and apostolic delegate in Mauritania, as apostolic nuncio in Cabo Verde.
- Professor Gregory M. Reichberg, director of the Research School University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor Ana Marta González, lecturer in moral philosophy at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, as ordinary members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.