Consultors for Saints, Communication Dicasteries

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 15, 2009 ( Benedict XVI named new consultors for both the Congregation for Saints' Causes and the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

The Vatican announced Saturday the new appointments. They include three Salesians and two members of the Franciscan family, as well as two laypeople for the saints dicastery; and two laypeople for the communications dicastery.

For the Congregation for Saints' Causes, the Holy Father named: Salesian Fathers Jesús García Gutiérrez and Aimable Musoni, both of the Pontifical Salesian University, and Salesian Father Francesco Motto of the Salesian Historical Institute. He named Conventual Franciscan Father Zdzislaw Jozef Kijas, president of the Pontifical Theological Faculty St. Bonaventure; and Capuchin Father Gabriele Ingegneri, of the Capuchin Historical Institute. The two laypeople to join that dicastery are both professors in Rome: Ulderico Parente of the San Pio V University and Francesco Celsi of the Santa Maria Asunta University.

For the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, he named: Francesco Casetti of the Catholic University of Milan; and Alvito Joseph Socorro de Souza, secretary of SIGNIS - The World Catholic Association for Communication.