Source: Vatican News Service
The Vatican has announced the appointment of Sister Carmen Ros Nortes, a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, as the new undersecretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Born in southeast Spain on 20 December, 1953, she has degrees in theology, catechetical pedagogy and humanities. She earned a licentiate in theology, specialising in Mariology, in Rome in 1985.
Sr Carmen took her perpetual vows in 1986 and served her congregation in many ways, including as a missionary in South Korea. In 1992, she joined the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. She also teaches at the congregation's school of theology and law for consecrated life.
The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has had a woman religious as undersecretary since 2004.
According to statistics released by the Vatican last year, the Catholic Church has more than 670,000 consecrated women and 188,000 religious order priests and brother
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