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Pope Names Consultors for Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Appoints Laypeople, Official for Ecumenical and Interreligious Matters from US

VATICAN CITY, July 22, 2014 (Zenit.org) - Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Today, the Vatican announced that those named included John Crossins, O.S.F.S., the executive director of the secretariat for ecumenical and interreligious matters of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (D.C.L.)

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The full list is as follows:

-Cristiano Bettega, director of the National Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue of the Italian Episcopal Conference

-Hector Sherri, president of the Theological Commission of Malta and the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, Malta

-Michael Joeng-Hun Shin, official for ecumenism of the Korean Episcopal Conference -Fernando Rodriguez Garrapucho, director of the John XXIII Centre for Oriental and Ecumenical Studies at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain

-Br. Enzo Bianchi, prior of the Monastery of Bose, Italy; Fr. Franck Lemaitre, O.P., director of the National Service for Christian Unity of the Bishops' Conference of France

-John Crossins, O.S.F.S., executive director of the secretariat for ecumenical and interreligious matters of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

-Fr. Jorge A. Scampini, O.P., professor of ecumenism at the faculty of theology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

-Fr. Milan Zust, S.J., Slovenia, lecturer at the faculty of missiology of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

-Sister Maria Ha Fong Ko, F.M.A., Macau, lecturer in New Testament exegesis at the Pontifical Faculty of Education Sciences (Auxilium), Rome and at the Holy Spirit Seminary of Hong Kong

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