Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 10:48 am
Speaking with journalists at the Holy See's Press Office on Wednesday, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, said that more nominations can be expected to follow Wednesday's bombardment of resignations and appointments to different positions within the Church's Roman Curia.
Wednesday's flood of appointments included Cardinal Marc Ouellet being announced as the new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and the naming of Archbishop Rino Fisichella as head of the just created Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization.
The Vatican's "voice" said that he expects the appointment of Swiss Bishop of Basel, Kurt Koch to the presidency of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity to happen on Thursday as he mentioned had been indicated within the Vatican previously.
"We'll publish it on July 1," said Lombardi, "but he has already made his farewell letter to the diocese, explaining that he's been called to Rome and has also been named Apostolic Administrator of Basel" for the time it takes to name another bishop.