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Pope Francis names secretaries of doctrinal and disciplinary sections of CDF

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections. Read more

Msgr. Diego Ravelli in 2015/

Pope Francis names master of ceremonies for Vatican papal liturgies

Oct 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Diego Ravelli was also named head of the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir. Read more

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv. receives the red hat from Pope Francis on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis appoints new archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica

Feb 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Saturday named Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv., to succeed Cardinal Angelo Comastri as archpriest of St. Peter’s... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis appoints Spanish layman as secretary general of Vatican's economy office

Aug 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed a Spanish layman with a long career in finance economics to the number two position in... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle.

Cardinal Tagle named head of Vatican evangelization office

Dec 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, archbishop of Manila, Philippines, to lead the Congregation for the Evangelization... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican’s interreligious dialogue

May 25, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Spanish Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot Saturday as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.  Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope names long-time Vatican diplomat as deputy of Secretariat of State

Aug 15, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday named Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, a member of the Vatican diplomatic corps for over 25 years, the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Laywomen among new CDF appointees

Apr 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, including three female... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke.

Pope Francis re-names Cardinal Burke to Vatican's highest court

Sep 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Saturday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver Jan. 17, 2015.

Pope appoints new under-secretaries to CDF and Congregation for Clergy

Sep 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Matteo Visioli as the new under-secretary of the Congregation for... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Jan. 22, 2015.

Cardinal O’Malley appointed to Vatican office for Doctrine of the Faith

Jan 14, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday it was announced that Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has yet another reason to come to Rome, with... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope appoints Canon Law expert to Council for Economy

Mar 22, 2014

Today Pope Francis nominated an expert in the Church’s legal system as the new Prelate Secretary for the recently-created Council... Read more

Cardinal Leonardi Sandri during a May visit to Lebanon. Photo courtesy of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

Cardinal Sandri confirmed as head of Eastern Churches congregation

Feb 19, 2014

Pope Francis appointed members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Feb. 19, confirming both Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect,... Read more

Dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Recent Vatican appointments dominated by diplomats, say observers

Sep 24, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

According to Vatican observers, a Pope Francis “revolution” in the Roman Curia began Sept. 21, when a series of appointments... Read more