Pontifical Acts - 7 December

VATICAN CITY, 7 DEC 2011 (VIS) - Today the Holy Father appointed: - Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega, formerly archbishop of Monterrey, Mexico, as archbishop of Guadalajara  (area 20,827, population 7,158,000, Catholics 6,452,000, priests 1,432, permanent deacons 5, religious 4286), Mexico. He succeeds Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

- Fr. Michael Robert Kennedy as bishop of Armidale (area 120,000, population 176,621, Catholics 42,748, priests 34, permanent deacons 1, religious 45), Australia. The bishop-elect was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia in 1968 and was ordained a priest in 1999.

- as consultors for the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization:
   - Msgr. Georg Austen, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Paderborn, Secretary General of the "Bonifatiuswerk der deutschen Katholiken", and member of the Central Committee of German Catholics;
   - Fr. Denis Biju-Duval, ordinary professor of theology at the "Redemptor Hominis" Pastoral Institute of the Pontifical Lateran University and member of the Emmanuel Community;
   - Fr. Achim Buckenmaier, professor of dogmatic theology in the "Akademie fur die theologie des Volkes Gottes" Institute of the Pontifical Lateran University;
   - Fr. José Luis Del Palacio y Perez Medel, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Madrid, founder and member of the directive council of the "Redemptoris Mater" Faculty of Theology  of Callao, and professor of theology and canon law;
   - Fr. Marian Krolikowski, of the clergy of the Diocese of Kielce, founder of the St. Paul School of New Evangelization, founder and prior of the Koinonia St. Paul community of consecrated life in Kielce;
   - Msgr. Sergio Lanza, of the clergy  of the Diocese of Como, ecclesiastic assistant general of the Sacred Heart Catholic University of Milan, ordinary professor of pastoral theology in that same university's theology faculty as well as at the "Redemptor Hominis" Pastoral Institute of the Pontifical Lateran University;
   - Fr. Xavier Morlans i Molina of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Barcelona, professor of fundamental theology at the "Facultat de teologia de Catalunya" in Barcelona;
   - Msgr. Antonio Pitta, of the clergy of the Diocese of Lucera-Troia, ordinary professor of New Testament exegesis in the faculty of theology at the Pontifical Lateran University;
   - Msgr. Henryk Seweryniak, of the clergy of the Diocese of Plock, professor of fundamental theology at the "Universytet Kardynala Stefana Wyszynskiego" of Warsaw;
   - Dr. Moyses Louro De Azevedo Filho, founder and general moderator of the Shalom Catholic Community, International Association of the Faithful;
   - Dr. Curtis A. Martin, founder and president of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), professor  at the Augustine Institute in Denver;
   - Dr. Ralph Martin, director of the Graduate Theological Programs in Evangelization of the Sacred Heart School of Theology in Detroit;
   - Professor Thomas Soding, professor of the New Testament in the "Katholisch-Theologische Fakultat" of the Ruhr Universitat of Bochum and member of the International Theological Commission;
   - Dr. Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement (Opera di Maria); and
   - Dr. Petroc Willey, dean of graduate research at the Maryvale Institute of Birmingham.
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