New Prefect of CDF named

Archbishop Ladaria

Archbishop Ladaria

Source: VIS/Gregorian University

Pope Francis today named Archbishop Luis Ladaria SJ, to replace Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the end of Cardinal Müller's five-year term.

Archbishop Ladaria is a Spanish Jesuit and theologian who spent many years teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, before being called to serve as Secretary of CDF in 2008.

A note from the Press Office of the Holy See released on Saturday 1 July, says the Holy Father thanks Cardinal Müller at the end his quinquennial mandate as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, the Pontifical Biblical Commission and the International Theological Commission, and now calls the former Secretary, Archbishop Ladaria, to take on those roles.

Cardinal Müller’s term as Prefect officially expires on 2 July.

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