Important appointments, changes at the Vatican curia
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.- Pope John Paul II announced this Monday some changes and appointments at the Vatican Curia.

The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, presented by Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia, and appointed Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who was Undersecretary for the Relations with the States.

Also, as it usually happens after the creation of new Cardinals, the Pope appointed those created in the consistory of October 21, 2003, as advisors or members of the various Vatican dicasteries.

Cardinals Jean-Louis Tauran and Attilio Nicora of the Council of Cardinals and Bishops of the section for Relations with States in the Secretariat of State.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

Cardinals Justin Francis Rigali, Jospi Bozanic, Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Mân, Philippe Barbarin and Marc Ouellet of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments.

Cardinals Jean-Louis Tauran, Julián Herranz, Javier Lozano Barragán and Attilio Nicora of the Congregation for Bishops.

Cardinals Renato Raffaele Martino, Javier Lozano Barragán,  Stephen Fumio Hamao, Attilio Nicora, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Telesphore Placidus Toppo and Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man of the Congregation the Evangelization of Peoples.

Cardinals Angelo Scola and Tarcisio Bertone of the Congregation for Clergy.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Cardinals Francesco Marchisano and Peter Erdo of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Cardinal Julian Herranz of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.

Cardinals Ennio Antonelli and Josip Bozanic of the Pontifical Council for Laity.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Cardinals Angelo Scola and George Pell of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Cardinals  Stephen Fumio Hamao, Bernard Panafieu and George Pell of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Cardinals Renato Raffaele Martino, Stephen Fumio Hamao and Gabriel Zubeir Wako of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum.”

Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick  O’Brien of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples.

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry.

Cardinal Peter Erdo of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

Cardinals Bernard Panafieu and Telesphore Placidus Toppo of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

Cardinals Francesco Marchisano and Rodolfo Quezada Toruño of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Cardinals Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien, Eusebio Oscar Scheid and Ennio Antonelli of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Cardinals Renato Raffaele Martino and Justin Francis Rigali of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Cardinals Francesco  Marchisano and Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church.

Cardinal Julian Herranz of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”.

In addition, His Holiness appointed Cardinals Javier Lozano Barragán, Eusebio Oscar Scheid and Marc Ouellet, as counselors of the Pontifical Commission for Latin American and Cardinals Carlos Amigo Vallejo and Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, as members of the same pontifical commission.

Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary of the section for the Relations with States of the Secretariat of state, as consultant of the Congregation for Bishops.

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