20, 2011. (Romereports.com) Benendict XVI appointed ten new
consultants to the Pontifical Council for Promoting New
Archbishop Rino Fisichella chairs the
council. It was created in October 2010 to promote evangelization in
mostly European countries, that face secularism.
representatives of institutions involved in the new evangelization of
society. The new members include four women.
The first representative is the Spanish priest Fernando Ocariz, who is the vicar general of Opus Dei. Also Pascual Chavez Villanueva from Mexico who serves as the president of the Union of Superiors General and is rector major of the Salesians. There's Kiko Arguello, who is the founder of the Neocatechumenal Way. Julián Carrón from Spain is the president of Communion and Liberation. Finally, there's Sister Mary Lou Wirtz, an American who serves as the president of the International Union of Superiors General.
Among the experts are the rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Frenchman François-Xavier Dumortier. Also, the vice president of the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy, Father Pierangelo Sequeri. There's Sara Butler, professor at Saint Joseph seminary in New York. And two Italian women. Chiara Amirante, founder of the association "New Horizons" and Lucetta Scaraffia, history Professor at the University of La Sapienza in Rome.
With these appointments Benedict XVI is once again enforcing the strength of the Pontifical Council. The group focuses on activities that deal with evangelization. In doing so, the new council members will take on initiatives that include the use of new media for re-evangelization.