WASHINGTON –- On Monday, Pope Francis made appointments to the Congregation for Bishops, confirming as its prefect Cardinal Marc Ouellet, a position he has held since 2010.
The Holy Father appointed Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington as a member of the congregation. Cardinal Wuerl currently serves on several pontifical councils, as well as committees of U.S. bishops. He also served as relator general for the October 2012 Vatican Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.
The Congregation of Bishops is responsible for what pertains to the “establishment and provision of particular Churches and to the exercise of the episcopal office in the Latin Church,” primarily overseeing the...READ MORE