Pope Benedict XVI has today made a series of personnel changes within the Roman Curia.
Although the changes concern officials not often in the public eye, their positions are nevertheless influential.
One of those promoted is Msgr. Peter Brian Wells, a priest from Tulsa, Okla. He becomes assessor for general affairs of the Secretariat of State, a key position dealing with the Holy See’s relations with states.
Until now, Msgr. Wells has headed the English-language section at the Vatican Secretariat of State, with special responsibility for dealing with Holy See relations with the United States. He was one of just two others who were present at President Barack Obama’s private...READ MORE