Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Changes in the Curia

~from CWN

In the latest shuffling of positions in the Roman Curia, Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, replacing Archbishop John Foley.

Archbishop Foley, in turn, will become the head of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, replacing Cardinal Carlo Furno, who is retiring at the age of 85. The American archbishop will have the title of "pro-grand master," with the prefix "pro" indicating that the grand master ordinarily ranks as a cardinal. Archbishop Foley will be heavily favored to receive a red hat at the next consistory.

Archbishop Celli has spent the past 12 years as secretary of the secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. He had previously served in the Secretariat of State.

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