Leading the appointments announced on May 28 was Archbishop Arthur Roche, 71, who succeeds Cardinal Robert Sarah as prefect of the congregation.
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Succeeding Cardinal Sarah, Pope Francis Names Archbishop Arthur Roche as Vatican’s New Liturgy Chief
The Vatican announced the English archbishop’s appointment on May 27 along with the nomination of Italian Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola of Tortona as the congregation’s secretary and Spanish Monsignor Aurelio García Marcías as under-secretary.
The Pope is 'returning to an understanding of the washing of the feet prior to Pius XII’s modification of the Holy Week ceremonies in 1955,' said the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Conversions and a profound teaching magisterium are among the lasting gifts of the pope emeritus’ pontificate.