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Laywomen among new CDF appointees

WelCom May 2018: Pope Francis has appointed women to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. They are the first female members and the first non-clerics to be appointed to the Congregation.

The women are Dr Linda Ghisoni, professor of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Dr Michelina Tenance, professor of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome; and Dr Laetitia Calmeyn, lecturer of theology at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris.

The other two new consultors are Fr Sergio Paolo Bonanni, professor of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University; and Claretian Fr Manuel Jesús Arroba Conde, dean of the Institutum Utriusque Iuris at the Pontifical Lateran University.

The Congregation promotes and defends the doctrine of the faith and its traditions in all of the Catholic world. Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer leads the Congregation.