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Cardinals Named to Aid in Holy See Administration

2/5/2007 - 6:10 AM PST

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8 Leaders of Local Churches to Join Council

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 5, 2007 (Zenit) - Benedict XVI appointed eight cardinals to the council which studies the Holy See's organizational and economic issues.

According to a communiqué issued by the Vatican press office on Saturday, the new members of the Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organizational and Economic Questions of the Apostolic See are:

-- Wilfrid Fox Napier, archbishop of Durban, South Africa;
-- Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, Peru;
-- Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, archbishop of Lagos, Nigeria;

-- Eusébio Oscar Scheid, archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
-- George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia;
-- Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, Canada;

-- Gaudencio Rosales, archbishop of Manila, the Philippines;
-- Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk, archbishop of Seoul, South Korea.

The council consists of 15 cardinals, all of them archbishops who head particular Churches from various parts of the world, and are appointed by the Pontiff for a five-year term.

Pope John Paul II's apostolic constitution "Pastor Bonus" (No. 24-25) explains: "The council is convened by the cardinal secretary of state, usually twice a year, to consider those economic and organizational questions which relate to the administration of the Holy See, with the assistance, if needed, of experts in these affairs.

"The council also considers the activities of the special institute which is erected and located within the state of Vatican City in order to safeguard and administer economic goods placed in its care with the purpose of supporting works of religion and charity."

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