Pontifical Acts - 19 May

Vatican City, 19 May 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: - appointed Metropolitan Archbishop Jose Luis Mollaghan of Rosaria, Argentina as member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with responsibility for the Commission for the examination of appeals by clergy accused of “delicta graviora”, to be established.

On Saturday, 17 May, the Holy Father:

- appointed Bishop Wojciech Polak, auxiliary of Gniezno and secretary general of the Polish Episcopal Conference, as metropolitan archbishop of Gniezno (area 8,122, population 664,608, Catholics 656,716, priests 527, religious 306), Poland, and primate of Poland. He succeeds Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese, upon having reached the age limit, was accepted by the Holy Father.

- appointed Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, archbishop of Florence, Italy, as member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.