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The Pontifical Council for the Laity

The Holy See Press Office News Bulletin -- 6 February 2014

Pope Francis has confirmed as president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, and as secretary, Bishop Josef Clemens.

The Holy Father also appointed new members and consultors for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

He appointed as members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna (Austria); Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan (Italy); Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya); Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of München und Freising (Germany); Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht (The Netherlands); Cardinal Luis Antonio G. TAGLE, Archbishop of Manila (The Philippines); Cardinal Joăo Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life; Most Reverend Charles Joseph Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia (The United States); Most Reverend Orani Joăo Tempesta, O. Cist., Archbishop of Săo Sebastiăo do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Yago De La Cierva(Spain), lecturer in Crisis Management and Communication at the Faculty of Social Institutional Communications of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome; Irene Egle Laumenskaite, lecturer at the Centre for Religious Studies and Research at the University of Vilnius (Lithuania); Fabrice Hadjadj, director of the Institut Européen d'Études Anthropologiques Philanthropos in Fribourg (Switzerland); Jocelyne Khoueiry, founder of the associations La Libanaise-Femme du 31 mai and Oui ŕ la vie (Lebanon); Franco Miano, national president of Catholic Action in Italy; Genevičve Amélie Mathilde Sanze (Central African Republic), representative for Africa on the International Secretariat of Economy of Communion.

The following were appointed as consultors: Most Reverend Alberto Taveira Corręa, Archbishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil); Most Reverend Filippo Santoro, Archbishop of Taranto (Italy); Most Reverend Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., Bishop of Stockholm (Sweden); Most Reverend Dominique REY, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon (France); Most Reverend Christoph Hegge, Titular Bishop of Sicilibba, Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany); Rev. Arturo Cattaneo, professor at the St. Pius X Canon Law Faculty of Venice (Italy); Fra Hans Stapel, O.F.M., founder and president of the International Association of the Faithful Family of Hope (Brazil); Alejandra Keen Von Wuthenau, superior general of the Marian Fraternity of Reconciliation (Peru); Laurent Landete, Moderator of the Emanuel Community (France); Mimmo Muolo, journalist for the daily newspaper Avvenire (Italy); Marguerite A. Peeters (The United States), Director of the Institute for Intercultural Dialogue Dynamics (Belgium); Silvia Recchi (Italy), Italian professor of canon law at the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaounde (Cameroon); Maite Uribe Bilbao (El Salvador), President of the Teresian Association.

The Pontifical Council for the Laity is now constituted as follows:

Card. Josip Bozanic
Card. Joăo Braz de Aviz
Card. Paolo Romeo
Card. Stanislaw Dziwisz
Card. Willem Jacobus Eijk
Card. Reinhard Marx
Card. John Njue
Card. Robert Sarah
Card. Christoph Schönborn, O.P.
Card. Angelo Scola
Card. Lluís Martínez Sistach
Card. Luis Antonio Tagle
Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop Orani Joăo Tempesta, O. Cist.
Prof. Carl A. Anderson
Saďd A. Azer
Marcello Bedeschi
Tanios Chahwan
Pilar Escudero de Jensen
Yago de la Cierva
Jocelyne Khoueiry
Christiana Habsburg-Lothringen
Fabrice Hadjadj
Katarina Hulmanova
Irene Egle Laumenskaite
Yuk-fai Rosa Lai
Manfred Lütz
Franco Miano
Prof. Josep Miró i Ardčvol
Michelle Moran
Prof. Norbert Müller
Genevičve Amélie Mathilde Sanze
Guilherme Vaz
Prof. Karol Zyczkowski
Archbishop Józef Michalik
Msgr. Julián Carrón
Msgr. Libero Gerosa
Msgr. Luis Felipe Navarro Marfá
Bishop Anders Arborelius, O.C.D.
Bishop Christoph Hegge
Bishop Dominique Rey
Archbishop Filippo Santoro
Archbishop Alberto Taveira Corręa
Rev. Arturo Cattaneo
Rev. P. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.I.
Alejandra Keen von Wuthenau
Laurent Landete
Domenico Muolo
Marguerite A. Peeters
Prof. Silvia Recchi
Fra Hans Stapel, O.F.M.
Maite Uribe Bilbao
Prof. Helen M. Alvaré
Moysés Louro de Azevedo Filho
Prof. Giorgio Feliciani
Francisco José Gómez de Argüello Wirtz
Salvatore Martinez
Prof. Andrea Riccardi
Maria Emmaus Voce

The staff of the Pontifical Council for the Laity congratulate Cardinal Rylko and Bishop Clemens on the confirmation they have received from the Holy Father. It demonstrates the Pope's esteem and appreciation for their dedication and commitment in the service of the laity.

UN document -- 31 January 2014 -- ADVANCE UNEDITED VERSION

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