June 30, 2010.
The pope has named Archbishop Rino Fisichella the first president of the recently created Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization.
Fisichella was the rector of the Lateran University of Rome and president of the Pontifical Academy for Life until now.
He will be replaced as rector by Salesian Enrico dal Covolo; in February dal Covolo preached spiritual exercises to the Pope.
The new president of the Pontifical Academy for Life will be the Spanish priest Ignacio Carrasco de Paula. He has written numerous works on morals and bioethics and was chancellor of the Pontifical Academy.
John Paul II created the Academy for Life as a Vatican institution to promote a life culture that respects Catholic doctrine.
Benedict XVI also has named Archbishop Celestino Migliore as nuncio in Poland. Migliore previously served as the Holy See's permanent observer to the UN.