Vatican City, Jul 1, 2017 / 03:21 am
The Vatican announced Saturday that as Cardinal Gerhard Müller's term as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith comes to an end, the Pope has not renewed it, but has appointed Jesuit Archbishop Luis Ladaria to take his place.
The decision was officially published in a July 1 communique from the Vatican, which stated the Holy Father's thanks to Cardinal Müller for his term.
July 2 marks the end of Müller's five-year mandate as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which included the positions of president of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," the Pontifical Biblical Commission and the International Theological Commission.
Ladaria, who has served as archbishop of Thibica and as secretary of the CDF since 2008, will be succeeding Müller in each of the same duties.