A Vatican communiqué announced Wednesday the appointment of the following consultors:
-- Monsignor Jose Aparecido Goncalves de Almeida, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
-- Jesuit Father Dieter Bohler, professor at the Sankt-Georgen theological faculty in Frankfurt, Germany
-- Father Nicola Bux of the Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto, Italy, professor at the St. Nicholas Institute of Greek Byzantine Ecumenical-Patristic Theology
-- Jesuit Father Joseph Carola, professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University
-- Father Jose Manuel Garcia Cordeiro, rector of the Pontifical Portuguese College and professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome's St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum
-- Father Renato De Zan, professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome's St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum
-- Benedictine Father Cassian Folsom, prior of Noricia, Italy, and associate professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome's St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum
-- Father Marco Gagliardi, professor at Rome's "Regina Apostolorum" Pontifical Athenaeum
-- Father Aurelio Garcia Macias of the Archdiocese of Valladolid, Spain, president of the Spanish Association of Professors of Liturgy
-- Monsignor Angelo Lameri of the Diocese of Crema, Italy, professor at Rome's Pontifical Lateran University
-- Father Dennis McManus of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, professor at the Catholic University of America
-- Father Juan Jose Silvestre, professor at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
-- Benedictine Father Christopher Zielinski, vice president of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church and of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology
-- Monsignor Markus Walser, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Vaduz, Liechtenstein
On Thursday the Vatican announced the Pontiff's appointment of Bishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil, 56, auxiliary and diocesan administrator of the Archdiocese of Daegu, South Korea, as archbishop of the same diocese.
Archbishop Hwan-Kil succeeds Archbishop John Choi Young-Su, who resigned Aug. 17, 2009, a couple of weeks before he passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 67.
Thaddeus Cho Hwan-Kil was born in Hwa-Won, Korea, and was ordained a priest in 1981. In 2007 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Daegu, and received his episcopal ordination that same year.
The Archdiocese of Daegu has some 442,794 Catholics, served by 382 priests and 1,187 religious.